Insecurity: Tinubu govt helpless despite enormous defence budget – Atiku

Insecurity: Tinubu govt helpless despite enormous defence budget – Atiku
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described as
worrisome the situation whereby acts of banditry and terrorism have become
routine in the country.

 

Atiku said the government is seemingly helpless and
nonchalant about it despite the enormous annual budget for defence.

 

His statement came after the Police Command in Katsina State
confirmed the killing of about 20 people, four police officers and two
operatives of the state-owned Community Watch Corps by some suspected bandits.

 

According to reports, the attack occurred on Sunday at Gidan
Tofa and Dan Nakwabo villages in the Kankara Local Government Area of the
state.

 

Atiku, in a post on his X handle on Tuesday, said it’s sad
that the bandits ambushed the police armoured personnel carrier responding to
the distress call.

 

He said: “I am saddened by reports of the attack on Yargoje
village in Kankara LGA of Katsina State, which claimed scores of lives and the
kidnap of vulnerable women and children.

 

“It is also sad that the bandits ambushed the police
armoured personnel carrier responding to the distress call at Gidan Tofa and
Dan Nakwabo villages, killing four police officers and two members of the
Katsina State Community Watch Corps.

 

“Most worrisome to me is that these acts of banditry and
terrorism have become routine, with the government seemingly helpless and
nonchalant about it despite the enormous annual budget for defence.

 

“While I sympathise with the families of the victims, I will
once again call on the government to be alive to its responsibility of
protecting the lives and property of the citizens.”

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