Under Tinubu’s Reign, Nigeria Turned Into a Killing Field, Says Atiku

Under Tinubu’s Reign, Nigeria Turned Into a Killing Field, Says Atiku


  • Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the killings of villagers at Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State
  • It was gathered that residents were attacked by suspected bandits who invaded the community and killed over 21 inhabitants
  • Atiku took to his social media handle and described the situation as pure complacency from the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice-President, has expressed strong condemnation for the recent assault resulting in the death of a village leader and numerous residents in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Official reports verify that a minimum of 21 individuals, including the village leader, perished on Thursday afternoon during an assault by a large group of bandits at a market in Madaka, an agricultural community within Rafi LGA.

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Atiku has been a strong critic of President Bola Tinubu's administration
The ex-vice president has appealed for quick legislation to enact state police. Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar/Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Eyewitnesses recount that the assailants stormed the market at approximately 3 pm amidst bustling commercial activities and indiscriminately opened fire on the crowd.

Among the victims was a newlywed butcher who had ventured to the market to procure supplies for his business, only to encounter the tragic attack.

Abubakar responded to the news by stating on the X platform on Friday that Nigeria has turned into a “killing field” during President Bola Tinubu’s tenure.

He emphasised the urgency of implementing state police.

The ex-vice president wrote:

“It is saddening that Nigeria has become a killing field. Thursday’s killing of scores of persons, including the village head and abduction of an unspecified number of people by suspected bandits in Madaka, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, is yet another confirmation that contrary to assurances, insecurity continues to be rife in our country.”

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Atiku emphasised the need for the government to focus on security and accelerate the constitutional amendment process to establish a State Police.

This move would empower states and local authorities to implement security measures tailored to their specific environments, addressing the country’s multifaceted security challenges.

Atiku’s ambition affecting PDP’s growth, says political pundit

Meanwhile, a seasoned political scientist, Professor Hassan Saliu, has elucidated how Atiku Abubakar is purportedly impeding the PDP’s primary goal of securing the presidency.

According to Legit.ng, ever since the PDP was ousted from power in 2015 by the APC, it has faced challenges in reclaiming authority.

In an interview, Prof. Saliu suggested that the PDP should persuade Atiku to set aside his presidential ambitions.

Source: Legit.ng




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