Abuja - The former vice president has accused the
government of inefficiently managing the threat of terrorism, after militants
killed 40 agricultural students in the country's north.
"We must urgently review our strategy for confronting
these cowards. We need to rethink how we provide security for our nation,"
Atiku Abubakar said in a statement quoted on Monday by local newspaper
Abubakar said he was "deeply saddened" by the
"senseless murders" of dozens of students, gunned down while sleeping
in their college dorm in Gujba in Yobe state over the weekend.
"Nigerians have lost faith in their government because
of this lack of vision in the management of the nation's political, economic
and social affairs," he added.
Yobe is one of three northern states that the government
placed under emergency regulations in May to curb attacks by Boko Haram.