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Nigeria’s security strategy will lack innovation

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Significance

The suggestion appears to reflect a degree of alarm about the security situation in Nigeria and the wider region. Amid worsening violence nationwide, Buhari’s own recent decisions have not instilled confidence in legislators, opinion-makers or the general public.

Impacts

  • The proliferation of kidnapping events will have serious negative long-term impacts, with millions of children now out of school.
  • Nigerian senior officials will face growing scrutiny over their lavish security details amid growing insecurity for ordinary citizens.
  • Buhari's administration is flailing in response to physical insecurity but is also struggling amid the adjacent media and information wars.
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