President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the nation’s insecurity came under severe criticism yesterday. A former vice presidential candidate and Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly Tunde Bakare said the crime situation in Nigeria was a massive indictment of the capability and credibility of the security agencies under Buhari.
In his state of the nation broadcast entitled “Resetting Nigeria on the path of predictable progress” delivered at the church headquarters in Lagos yesterday, Bakare said a shake-up in the security sector was non-negotiable. “Buhari must be willing to do the needful, and not make just cosmetic changes, to stop the haemorrhage.”
The one-time running mate to President Buhari under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 presidential election identified seven categories of security threats in the country: politically motivated threats; economically motivated threats; ideologically motivated threats (an example being Boko Haram insurgency); and ethnic nationalistic threats, which he blamed on the failure to unite Nigeria as one nation. He warned that the different ethnic groups threatening to go their separate ways were fraying the fabric of the nation. Read more