PDP presidential Aspirant and former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has attributed the ongoing bloodletting in the country to what he described as “historical abysmal failure of leadership.”

Atiku said that it is hypocritical that the ruling elite are able to provide world class security to themselves using tax payer money and public resources, yet leave the Nigerians who voted them at the mercy of armed bandits.

In a statement he uploaded on his tweeter page, the former vice-president  tweeted as follows:

“Mindless killings in our country, we cannot be in continuous mode of bloodletting & mourning. Government needs to be alive to its primary responsibility of protection of lives and property. My heart goes to the victims of Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State.

On Saturday, scores of Nigerians were reportedly murdered by armed men believed to be herdsmen in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

On Sunday afternoon, in Jos, rioters attacked other Nigerians they believed to be Muslim in Jos, in apparent reprisal attacks.

What is obvious from these attacks and the reprisals is that Nigeria is experiencing a historically abysmal failure of leadership.

When people don’t feel they are protected or given justice, they resort of self help, and innocent people lose their lives as a result.

The security of lives & property is primary role of government & its time our FG takes its responsibilities seriously, by not just deepening security of these known conflict areas, but also reassuring all Nigerians that when people murder innocents, they are brought to justice.

It is simply hypocritical that the ruling elite are able to provide world class security to themselves using tax payer money and public resources, yet leave the Nigerians who voted them at the mercy of armed bandits. It is enough!”, he said