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“Atiku Responds to Bandit Attacks in Niger Community, Denouncing Nigeria as a Battlefield”

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has responded to the recent assault resulting in the tragic death of a village leader and numerous residents in Rafi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The attack, carried out by bandits, claimed the lives of at least 21 individuals, including the village head, during a raid on a market in Madaka, an agricultural community within Rafi LGA. Witnesses reported that the assailants struck around 3 pm, amidst bustling commercial activities, indiscriminately opening fire on the crowd.

Expressing his dismay, Atiku, in a statement shared via X on Friday, decried the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria, labeling the nation as a “killing field” under President Bola Tinubu’s administration. He urged for urgent action to implement state police as a measure to combat insecurity effectively.

Atiku emphasized the urgency of prioritizing security and expediting the constitutional amendment process to enable the establishment of state police forces. He highlighted the necessity for states and local authorities to deploy tailored security mechanisms to address the multifaceted challenges of insecurity across the country.

Concluding his statement, Atiku extended his condolences to the families of the victims and expressed solidarity with the government and people of Niger State in their time of mourning.

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