Insecurity and Buhari’s failed promise 

The present Nigerian security situation is disheartening and worrisome considering the daily devastating effects. People are being killed, kidnapped and thousands have been rendered homeless as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and traibal agitations among others.

Between  the years 2013 and 2014 when the issue of insecurity persisted during the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari and his party accused the government in power of failing to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians and promised to address the problem of Boko Haram insurgency within a short period of time if given the mandate.

Also, on January 7 2015, Buhari made it clear in Rivers state that the fundamental issue facing the country was insecurity and the problem of economy which was being made worse by corruption and assured that he would assemble a competent team of Nigerians to efficiently manage the country as the damage done to the country was great.

Now, it can be said that the Buhari administration has failed Nigerians considering the promise he made to ensure the protection of life and properties of Nigerian citizens. Has he fulfilled the promises he made during his first and second tenure campaign, has he defeated Boko Haram and banditry?

Nowhere is secure in the country; in northeast, there’s Boko Haram; North central, religious and ethnic conflict; northwest, banditry and kidnapping; Southeast and Southwest, IPOB and Oodua republic agitations. Yet, the only thing the president does is to tell us he condemns the attacks which have become almost a daily occurrence.

Did we vote for him for just to condemn attacks without taking necessary action to curtail them? Nigerians need peace and adequate security.


Sani Adamu Hassan, Bauchi.


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