In a recent interview with Arise , Group Captain Sadeeq Shehu, the ex-spokesman for the Nigerian Air force, commented on the security challenges faced by the previous and current administrations in Nigeria. According to him, the previous administration led by President Good luck Jonathan was not confronted with the issue of banditry or kidnapping. Instead, the major threat was the North-east insurgency.
However, the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari is facing a different set of challenges. Shehu noted that the most challenging area that the Buhari administration is going to leave behind is that of banditry and kidnapping in the North-west and North-central regions of the country. This has been a major security concern recently, with attacks by armed bandits and kidnappers on communities, schools, and even military institutions.
The ex-spokesman’s comments highlight the changing security landscape in Nigeria and the need for a more proactive approach to addressing these challenges. It is clear that the current administration has been struggling to combat banditry and kidnapping effectively in the North-west and North-central regions. With the administration’s tenure coming to an end soon, it remains to be seen how these security challenges will be addressed by the incoming government.
According to Arise , he said, “Jonathan’s administration was not confronted with the issue of banditry or kidnapping. Its major threat was the North-east insurgency. The most challenging area that the Buhari administration is going to leave behind is that of banditry and kidnapping in the North-west and North-central.”
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