Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President on Tuesday reacted to the burning of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae’s farm by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The former Vice President, in a statement by his Media Office described the attack as condemnable. Atiku said the arson was a punishable offence under the law, adding that when the crime was aimed at destroying a private investment, it carried the additional penalty for economic sabotage. The Waziri of Adamawa called on security agencies to launch an investigation into the crime and ensure that the culprits were brought to book to serve as deterrent.
According to Abubakar, “It is a reprehensible act of economic sabotage to wilfully set ablaze any person’s property and investments. “As a statesman who has worked tirelessly for this country, Chief Falae deserves a quiet and peaceful retirement and not this lot that has been characterised by kidnapping and other vices, including this arson.”