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FG‘s failure to hold frontline responsible for Borno attacks — Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has blamed the latest terror attacks in Borno which claimed many lives on government’s failure to hold firmly to the frontline.

He stated this in a post on his X handle, @atiku, on Sunday, saying that such negligence has canceled out the gains made against the Boko Haram insurgency.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election warned the federal government to sit up and not to allow the North-East to slide back to the theatre of extreme violence.

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

“The reported attack by suicide bombers at a wedding reception, funeral procession, and a hospital on Saturday stands condemned.

“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.”

Reports say at least 18 people, including women and children, were killed, and 19 others seriously injured in Borno, on Saturday, in a series of coordinated suicide bombings carried out by female attackers believed to be affiliated with the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, an Islamist jihadist organisation, also known as Boko Haram.

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