Atiku Laments Boko Haram’s Killing, Takeover Of Mubi TownLatest News, News Thursday, October 30th, 2014
By Niyi Adeyi
Former Vice President and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the Wednesday reported takeover of Mubi town, in Adamawa State, North Eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Atku, who is one of the APC Presidential aspirants and an indegene of the State stated in a post on his Facebook account Thursday that he was “deeply saddened” by the reported takeover of Mubi and other towns, adding that some of the dead were people he knew personally.
“The primary job of government is to protect the lives of citizens, irrespective of their tribe or religion; whether they’re APC or PDP” the former VP posited in the post.
He stated in “these dark times”, the citizens of Nigeria have nowhere to turn, but to the leadership of the Federal Government (FG), who sworn to protect them.
Atiku therefore appealed to FG to treat the insurgency with maximum effort as well as listen more to advice of statesmen in the region as current strategies were not working “too well”.
He advised the government to take the international offers to fight the insurgency seriously as he lamented the high casualties of emanating from the insurgency.
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