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Plateau Killings: Atiku Abubakar Condemns Killing Of Muslims, Others

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of over 20 Muslims in Plateau State.

Naija News recalls that a militia group had attacked some commuters killing over 20 Muslims and injuring scores on Saturday morning, along Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.

Following the killing, Governor Simon Bako Lalong imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and dusk-to-dawn in Bassa and Jos South local government areas.

Reacting in a statement sent to Naija News on Sunday by his media aide Paul Ibe, Atiku condoled with families that have lost loved ones to killings in the country.

The statement reads: “The report of an attack on innocent travellers on a major highway in Plateau State stands condemned, just as those too numerous to mention across the country in recent time.

“Atiku Abubakar commiserates with the families of the deceased. One, for losing a dear one and, secondly, in the gruesome and callous manner they met their untimely deaths.

“It is acknowledged that the security outfits are doing their very best in the current circumstance to make all of us safe. However, skirmishes like this and the pain accompanying it makes us feel as though enough is not being done.

“The former Vice President is of the view that we must continue to scale up security and give all moral and logistical support for security operatives to continue to face this battle and register victory that will restore peace and safety of lives and property to every Nigerian.

“It is also his prayer that the Almighty Allah will heal our land and accept all the souls that have been lost to these cruel acts of killings.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.