By Ismail Auwal
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that he visited Niger State to express his condolences to the state’s government and people following the recent bandit attacks.
SAHELIAN TIMES reported that the Vice-President on Monday visited former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida.
The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was held behind closed doors.
After the meeting, Atiku told journalists that he went to Niger to express his condolences to the government and people of the country over the recent bandit attacks.
He said that “I only came on a courtesy visit to the governor and to commiserate with him and people of the state over the incessant banditry in Niger state.
“I just discussed with the governor on the insecurity in the state and from what I heard, it is a very serious and pathetic situation and it is most unfortunate.”
When asked about his presidential aspiration, the former VP said: “I have only come on a visit; I will let you know about my presidential ambition at the appropriate time.”