- Peter Obi, the vice-presidential aspirant of the PDP in the 2019 general elections, says the current security situation in Nigeria is the worst the country has ever experienced
- The politician notes that insecurity in the country had worsened to the point that churches have now started protesting over the issue
- Obi says Nigerians elected Buhari hoping that he would provide them with security, but that things have gotten worse
Peter Obi, the vice-presidential aspirant of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections has said the current security situation in Nigeria is the worst the country has ever experienced.
Obi, who is also a former governor of Anambra state, told Channels TV on Sunday, February 2, that the prevailing insecurity in the country is worse than it was before 2015.
The politician said the insecurity in the country had worsened to the point that churches have now started protesting.
“We (the opposition) are not the only ones protesting (the insecurity), even the churches are. So it has come to a critical stage where every Nigerian knows we are living in whatever you can describe it as," Obi said.
He pointed out that globally Nigerian security indices have fallen. He argued that Nigerians elected Buhari hoping that he would provide them security, but that things have gotten worse.
Obi said terrorism in the country had worsened to the point that Nigeria was now named after Afghanistan and Syria as countries where terrorism thrives.
He noted that in all forms of criminality, whether it is kidnapping, robberies and all sorts of crime were now being carried out in the country.
Meanwhile, the senator representing Borno South in the upper legislative chamber, Senator Ali Ndume, has said the security situation in the northeastern part of the country is not getting better,
The outspoken senator lamented that the renewed attacks by the Boko insurgents, noting that terrorist activities have increased, Channels TV reports.
The senator said it was unfortunate that the attacks resurged just when people had started feeling relieved that the security situation was getting better.
Ndume called on President Buhari to do more to ensure he secures the lives and property of Nigerians.
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