By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday condemned the latest killings which claimed the life of the Adamawa State PDP spokesperson, Mr. Sam Zadock and 12 others.
Atiku also condemned similar crisis in Kaduna and other places that have led to avoidable loss of lives and property across the country in the last couple of weeks.
“The former Vice President is deeply embarrassed and utterly shocked by the continuing cycle of violence, revenge and counter revenge by ethnic warriors and militias in the country that has led to needless waste of precious human lives.
“Atiku notes that the reckless disregard for the sanctity of life is not only disturbing, but also shows the failure of local leaders to manage differences and grievances, adding that bloodshed cannot be the solution to those grievances,” a statement by Atiku Media Office quoted the former Vice President as saying.
The Waziri Adamawa further called for a peaceful approach to conflict resolutions adding that those who encourage the destruction of life are unfit to lead others.
He also calls for increased vigilance and prompt response to early signs of developing violence or conflicts in order to nip such crises in the bud.
He condemned the deployment of troops to crisis-prone areas after lives have been lost saying same is “Tantamount to locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.”