Nigeria’s Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemed the latest massacre in Zamfara State in which about 41 innocent people were forced out of their vehicles and brutally killed by unknown bandits.
The former Vice President had in January spoken out on the killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Benue states.
Atiku Abubakar is concerned about the frequency of these hideous attacks by criminal gangs.
The former Vice President says that the ease with which criminal groups have access to dangerous weapons in the country is worrisome and disturbing.
“When human beings are falling like flies repeatedly, ambushed by savage mass murderers and killed in cold blood, I wonder what becomes of the sanctity of life”, he said.
Atiku Abubakar calls for greater vigilance and stricter enforcement of ban on the proliferation small arms and other deadly weapons in the hands of criminals.
“Apart from identifying, arresting and prosecuting arms suppliers, there should be an intensification of efforts by our security personnel”.
He extends his condolences and prayers to the Government of Zamfara State and families of the victims.