The former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness and outrage over the brutal murder of aides and security details of Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha, by bandits who attacked his convoy.
Two other persons were also killed during the attack.
In a statement on Saturday signed by Paul Ibe, his media aide, Atiku lamented that the rate of which human lives are taken as nothing in Nigeria.
According to him, the frequency and ease with which the bandits are killing innocent people almost on a daily basis is embarrassing and should be halted lest outlaws are allowed to rule over affairs.
He regretted that the situation where the people are afraid to leave their homes for the fear of their lives being terminated by bandits is a cause for anxiety and the government response should be tougher and more proactive than what obtains currently.
“Condemnation of attacks is not enough to reassure citizens who are constantly living in fear”, the former Vice President noted adding that “the government should speed up the prosecution of terrorists and bandits in order to send a strong message to these outlaws that there are consequences for wilful taking of life”.
Atiku commiserated with the families of all those who may have lost a dear one, Emir Muhammad Asha, the Kaura Namoda Emirate Council and the government and people of Zamfara State over the tragedy.