By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the frequency and ease with which bandits are killing innocent people almost on a daily basis is embarrassing and should be halted lest outlaws are allowed to rule over affairs.
Atiku stated this while expressing 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.
Reacting to the attack in which two other persons were also killed, Atiku lamented that the rate at which life is becoming cheaper is worrisome.
The Wazirin Adamawa, in a statement from his Media office, noted that a 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, advising that the government response should be tougher and more proactive than what obtains currently.
According to him, “Condemnation of attacks is not enough to reassure citizens who are constantly living in fear.
“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”, he said.
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.