‘North-East mustn’t slide into theatre of terrorism’

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku on Sunday urged President Bola Tinubu-led government not to allow the North-Eastern region of the Country slide back into a theatre of terrorism and extreme violence.

He gave the advice in a social Media post where he condoled slain and maimed victims of Gwoza suicide bomb attacks in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Saturday.

Atiku, the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic party in the 2023 general election, stated that the attacks at a wedding reception, funeral procession, and a hospital on Saturday stands condemned.

“It is a sad development that the ugly incidents of terrorism are resurfacing and, indeed, metastasising in the North-East.

“It is unfortunate that much of the pushback that had been achieved against the Boko Haram terror sect are being cancelled, owing mainly to the government’s lacklustre posture to hold firmly on the frontline.

“It is thus important to call on the federal authorities to wake up to their responsibility and to make sure that the North-East does not slide back into a theatre of terrorism and extreme violence.

“My condolences go to the families of victims of these attacks, and it is my prayer that God grants a peaceful repose to the souls of the departed”, Atiku said.

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