Barely five weeks to the end of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, experts and analysts in the national security sector have described it as a failure owing to its inability to decisively deal with the security worries of Nigerians as promised.
The administration rode to power in the first instance in 2015, and again in 2019, basically on a three-pronged campaign plan, with the fight against insecurity as key.
Attacks by armed bandit groups in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger State amongst others, as well as the continued violence by members of the Boko Haram sect and the Islamic State in West Africa, still leave civilians in most parts of the country at risk.
Analsying the situation, Col. Hassan Stan-Labo (Rtd.), said that the outgoing government has failed woefully in terms of security, noting that on a scale of 100, he would score the government less than 20 percent out of sheer magnanimity.
He said President Buhari got things wrong from the outset by putting square pegs in round holes with his appointments. He observed that besides that, the government was not listening to the people.
The Guardian reports that a Certified Protective Officer, Frank Oshanugor
Agreed that the insurgency in the North East has been checked to a great extent, it is still worrisome that up till now in the North and other parts of Nigeria, organised killings are still taking place.
Another security consultant, Christopher Oji, opined that the Buhari administration would be unfair in its assessment by saying it would be leaving the country better than it met it, securitywise.