Insecurity in Nigeria would’ve been worse without Buhari – Presidency


The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration greatly improved security in Nigeria.


Also, it stated that Buhari outclassed former President Goodluck Jonathan regarding security because Nigeria’s Armed Forces moved from seventh to fourth place rating in Africa.


Femi Adesina, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, disclosed this on Thursday in a Channels Television interview.


According to him, Buhari made Nigeria safer in the past eight years of his administration.


He explained that Nigeria’s insecurity would have been worse without Buhari’s intervention.


“In 2014, Nigeria’s armed forces were rated seventh in Africa regarding combat readiness and equipment. Today, we are fourth because the President had spent a lot in equipping the military, training and moral boosting. Our efforts were windless as, in 2015, the country had four or five serviceable aircraft. Do you know how many scores we have today, including Super Tucano and other sophisticated aircraft?


“In terms of arming the military, this administration has done well because if it did not, by now, Nigeria would have been overrun by so many insecurity challenges, banditry, insurgency and terrorism.


“Yes, it has done well because it would have been worse. As of 2015, how many bombs go off in Abuja daily? Could you go to church without being searched? Would you go to the recreational centre without a bomb detector being used on you? The recreation places were empty.


“You saw the last Sallah about a week ago; you saw durbar, horse riding and other celebrations, even in Borno”.


Meanwhile, the state of insecurity in Nigeria has been a source of serious concern since the emergence of Buhari in 2015. From banditry and terrorism in the North to unknown gunmen and kidnapping in the South, insecurity has continued to claim the lives of Nigerians.

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