The Accord Party (AP) has described the recent attack on a Kaduna bound train along Abuja-Kaduna railway as barbaric and condemnable, as it challenged security agencies to up their game in the protection of lives and property of Nigerians.

The National Legal Adviser of of the party, Barr. Maxwell Mgbudem, in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday said the party sees the attack by the bandits, as one too many to be wished away. 

He said the incident left nine persons dead, many others wounded and abducted.

While the party condoled with victims and families of the bereaved, it wished those injured speedy recovery, adding that masterminds of the dastardly act should have a rethink and imbibe good conscience and human sympathy. 

The party, which also bemoaned the rising spate of killings across the country, said time has come for the security architecture of Nigeria to be restructured, with a view to adapt it in sync with the modern day realities of efficient and effective protection of citizens. 

The statement by the party pointed out that life has become brutish and short in Nigeria, which it feared would lead to a catastrophic end if governments at all levels fail to rise up to the urgent call of the moment and embark on massive job creation and investment in intelligence gathering.

The party also admonished the security agencies to be rather proactive than reactionary in tackling the menace of banditory, adding that the perilous situation at hand demands synergy and intelligence sharing between the various security formations in the country. 

Similarly, it charged citizens not to lose hope in the ability of the country to overcome its present security and economic challenges, but to pray more in seeking God’s intervention, especially in this holy month of Lent and Ramadan. 

While expressing confidence in the capacity of the armed forces to defeat the insurgency and banditory bedeviling the country, Accord Party promised that the party will bring sweeping changes in the security arrangement of the country when it emerges victorious in the 2023 presidential election.

To this end, the party urged Nigerians to vote massively for the Accord candidate in the 2023 Presidential election if the country must witness a genuine transformation in all aspects of her socio-economic and† political life.

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