Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has expressed concern over the latest attack on a train station in the Igueben local government area of ​​Edo state during which an unknown number of people were abducted by men. armed.

Atiku, in a press release signed by the Atiku Media Office on Sunday, noted that the misfortune “is the latest in a long line of reprehensible security breaches never before seen in our national history.”

The presidential candidate, while expressing his condolences for the victims of the attack and their families, said: “The thoughts of my family and myself are with the abductees and their families as we pray for their safe return.”

He further said: “It is important to also note that this serves as the latest reminder on the urgent need to reform our security architecture to better safeguard the lives and property of Nigerian citizens.”

In addition, the PDP presidential candidate called for “applying the necessary diplomatic pressures to stop the free flow of small arms and assault weapons into the West African sub-region and across our borders.

“By doing this, we will severely restrict the ability of terrorists to rearm to carry out attacks.”

Atiku advised that these policy proposals should be followed up by “greatly reducing the number of out-of-school children on our streets and improving the economy to create jobs for large numbers of unemployed Nigerians, thus reducing the pool from which these terrorists They recruit people for their nefarious activities.

“I believe that these actions will go a long way in reducing security incidents and providing the safe environment necessary for economic growth.”

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