Plateau killings : Atiku calls for state policing

THE 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged the Federal Government to embrace state Policing in order to address the security situation in the country. 

Atiku said this in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe signed Sunday, December 31, 2023 following armed millitia attack that rocked Plateau state. 

He charged the Federal Government to show utmost determination to eliminate the threats by expanding the security architecture.

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    “Those attacks can be stemmed only when the government shows utmost determination to eliminate the threats by expanding the security architecture in the country and fast-tracking the arrest and prosecution of those involved in such dastardly acts to serve as a deterrent,” Atiku stated.

    He expressed dissatisfaction over the recent attacks on innocent people noting that under no circumstances should murderous criminal groups be allowed to attack Nigerians without immediate consequences from the government.

    He said, “The rate at which innocent people are being massacred in Plateau, Kaduna, Zamfara and other areas plagued by insecurity is embarrassing, adding that “only prompt and decisive action by the government can halt this madness.”

    The ICIR, had reported on Monday, December 25, that an attack was launched on several communities on Christmas Eve in the Barkin-Ladi and Bokkos local government areas of the state.


    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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