A former Presidential Candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has highlighted the need for new security architecture in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern region. Atiku, who stated this while reacting to the attack in Zamfara State noted that demanding an end to insecurity should be more than a hashtag.
According to the former Vice President, such calls and demand should be a commitment to the protection of the lives and property of the people of the region. He further stated that it is evident that banditry attacks have assumed pandemic levels, especially in the North.
Atiku, however, reiterated the need for a new security architecture to stem the massacre of innocent lives as he also condoled with the families of all those affected.
It was gathered that bandits killed 22 people in Tungar Kwana village of Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday night. According to an indigene of the village, Malam Ahmed Mohammed, the bandits numbering over 100 invaded the village around 11 pm where they began to shoot people indiscriminately.
He added that Twenty-two people including children and women were killed instantly, while other people escaped to the forest. Mohammed said the bandits also stole a large number of animals as well as foodstuffs.
Aso, the spokesperson for the Zamfara state police command, SP Mohammed Shehu explained that 20 people were killed in the village against the 22 that was reported in the media.