Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has given insight as to why violence and killings have continued in Nigeria.
Atiku opined that a faulty judicial system which has failed in bringing perpetrators of crimes to the book was responsible for the continued killings and violence in the country.
He made the disclosure in the wake of recent killing in Plateau State where over ten people were killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday around Kwatas village in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State.
In a Dailypost.ng report credited to his media Aide, Paul Ibe reads: “A society with a derelict justice system is a fertile land for misconduct, according to a popular Africa adage.
“To be sure that we are one step ahead of criminals who pose existential threats to our internal security, it is important that we empower our justice system with the belief that when stiff punishments are handed down on these criminals, there will be a deterrence for a repeat of this nature of crime.
“So, there is no deterrence to such crimes. Justice is thus key to promoting peace in our communities.
“If you give people the confidence that anyone who breaks the law will be found and made to face the full wrath of the law, then people will be less inclined to promote violence and the killings that come with it.”