The presidential office said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had significantly improved the security situation in Nigeria.
Furthermore, he said Buhari outperformed former President Goodluck Jonathan in security as the Nigerian Armed Forces had dropped from seventh to fourth in Africa.
Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to the President for Communications and Publicity, revealed this Thursday in an interview on the Television Channel monitored by PRESLOADED.
According to him, Buhari has made Nigeria safer during the past eight years in power.
He explained that insecurity in Nigeria would have been worse without Buhari’s intervention.
“In 2014, Nigeria’s armed forces were rated seventh in Africa regarding combat readiness and equipment. Today, we are fourth because the President had spent a lot in equipping the military, training and moral boosting.
“Our efforts were windless as, in 2015, the country had four or five serviceable aircraft. Do you know how many scores we have today, including Super Tucano and other sophisticated aircraft?
“In terms of arming the military, this administration has done well because if it did not, by now, Nigeria would have been overrun by so many insecurity challenges, banditry, insurgency and terrorism.
“Yes, it has done well because it would have been worse. As of 2015, how many bombs go off in Abuja daily? Could you go to church without being searched? Would you go to the recreational centre without a bomb detector being used on you? The recreation places were empty.
“You saw the last Sallah about a week ago; you saw durbar, horse riding and other celebrations, even in Borno”.
Meanwhile, the state of insecurity in Nigeria has been a source of serious concern since the emergence of Buhari in 2015. From banditry and terrorism in the North to unknown gunmen and kidnapping in the South, insecurity has continued to claim the lives of Nigerians.