Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday called on the Federal Government to urgently take steps to halt the escalating security challenges in the country, which he said has reached an embarrassing proportion.
Reacting to the twin bombing in Kaduna, targeted at Islamic cleric Dahiru Bauchi and former Head of State and All Progressives Congress (APC) national figure, General Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku said a situation where a former Head of State and key opposition figure could be targeted by terrorists or hatchet killers is a dangerous development, which should not be taken lightly by any responsible Nigerian.
According to him, the targeting of Buhari, whatever might be the motive or whoever could be behind it, has added a dangerous dimension to a bad security situation in the country.
He explained that the attack on Buhari has only deepened the anxiety of ordinary citizens that nobody is safe if a former Head of State could be so targeted and almost killed but for providence.
He urged security agencies to rise to the deteriorating security challenges by deploying needed software and hardware to intelligence gathering.
He expressed his condolence to the families of the bereaved while urging that no effort should be spared in attending to the injured in need of medical attention.