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Unless Buhari Is Voted Out Of Office In 2019, Killings By Herdsmen Would Continue – Atiku

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Nigeria News – Unless Buhari Is Voted Out Of Office In 2019, Killings By Herdsmen Would Continue – Atiku

On Tuesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar said, unless President Muhammadu Buhari is voted out of office in 2019, the killings by herdsmen would continue in Nigeria.

PDP presidential candidate said this while reacting to Amnesty International’s report on farmers/herdsmen’s clashes, which indicted the Buhari-led administration for failing to stop the killing of 3,641 Nigerians by herdsmen in the last three (3) years.

In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Atiku described the Presidency’s response to the report as “tepid.”

“Unless Nigerians vote out the All Progressives Congress administration, killings by herdsmen will continue and ultimately spark series of ethno-religious crises that will be irreversible.

“It is now very clear, like Amnesty International said in its report, that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has displayed gross incompetence and has failed in its duty to protect the lives of its people who have witnessed many preventable deaths.

“This situation has put the nation on the verge of disintegration,” PDP presidential candidate stated.

The former Vice President insisted that Buhari lacked the capacity to put an end to the security challenges, which was scaring away foreign investors.

“After every attack, either by herdsmen or by kidnappers, the government will vow to get the culprits and punish them. Then more deaths will occur and the government will repeat its vow.

“This is not reassuring to the people of Nigeria as well as foreigners who may want to do business in the country.

“Therefore, it is now clear that in spite of their best efforts, Buhari and his party, the APC, cannot stop the herdsmen and other criminal elements currently terrorising the country,” the former Vice President explained.

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