The former Vice President also advocated for an all party conference aimed at forging a united approach to dealing with the spate of insecurity in the country.
Atiku in a press statement in Abuja issued by his media office said the persistent terrorist violence against innocent people was embarrassing and intolerable.
He, however, advised Nigerians not to despair and succumb to terrorists’ blackmail saying it is aimed at paralyzing the country with fear and hopelessness and ultimately turning Nigerians against one another.
The former vice president said terrorism is an act of “deliberate provocation” intended to throw Nigerians at each other’s jugular thereby destroying every positive gains of the country since independence and amalgamation.
He called on politicians to be united in condemning terrorist violence against innocent people, adding that terrorists enjoy dividing public opinion in order to justify their atrocities and condoled with the people, the families of the victims and the governments of Plateau, Kano and Borno States over the tragedy.