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Score Card – Was Jonathan A Better Leader Than Buhari In Terms Of Security
Nigeria is currently confronted with a variety of security issues, including violent extremism, farmer-herder war, banditry, abduction, militancy in the south, the Boko Haram insurgency in the north, and piracy, among others.
The Buhari administration vowed in 2015 that one of their three-point agendas would be to completely eradicate insecurity, with the other two being to revamp the economy and combat corruption. However, one may wonder if the criticized Jonathan regime was better at handling the security system, given that Nigerians can barely sleep with their eyes closed.
Although there were problems, Ahlaji Lai Mohammed, the current administration’s minister of information and spokesman, along with representatives of the ruling party, insisted that the country had made progress and that the country’s security situation was ” much better than what we faced in 2015, ” according to him.
Prior to 2015, worshippers were screened before attending Jumat and Church services, according to statistics from the past. This, though, is not the case right now.
On Christmas Eve 2010, no less than 80 people were killed in bomb attacks on churches in Jos, Plateau.
On December 25, 2011, bombings were recorded across the world, including one at a Catholic Church in Madalla, near Abuja, which killed 37 people and injured 57 others.
Boko Haram struck and burned down the Church of Christ in the Nation’s in Yobe on Christmas Day 2012, killing at least six people.
A bomb exploded in a church in Kaduna on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others.
Approximately 162 people were killed in Kano in 2012 as a result of the fuel price rise crisis.
On April 29, 2013, a total of 13 people were killed in Kano when gunmen opened fire in a lecture hall at Kano University.
Nigeria, on the other hand, is now considered one of the world’ s most dangerous nations.
Under Jonathan’s government, the defense sector accounted for the majority of the country’s expenditures. In the 2015 budget, he allocated 934 billion naira, or $4. 69 billion, to security agencies, compared to 923 billion naira, or $4. 64 billion, in the 2014 and 2013 budgets. Premium Times announced that the security sector earned 924 billion and 920 billion in the 2012 and 2011 budgets, respectively.
However, since the country has seen little relief from insurgency, crude oil theft, kidnappings, and other crimes, it is unclear exactly how Nigerian security agencies spent these vast amounts.
Former US envoy John Campbell published Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink in 2013, a book that highlighted Nigeria’ s rapid transformation into one of the world’ s most religious and violent nations. He predicted that the political system would fall apart, that instability would increase, that the economy would sclerosis, and that the state would collapse.
Many dismissed him at the time as a conspiracy theorist who wished Africa’ s most populous nation ill will. As a result of the tense encounters, Abuja and Washington were on the verge of a diplomatic spat.
Nigeria, on the other hand, continues to suffer from the effects of instability as a result of its failure to heed the projection’ s alerts. With such a high rate of unemployment and children out of school, no amount of military ammunition will be able to save the country, as things will only get worse because the devil’ s workshop is said to be an idle person.
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