Femi Adesina, the senior Adviser on Media and Publicity to the presidency has opined that Nigeria would have been dead and long gone if President Muhammadu Buhari had not been elected president in 2015.
Speaking in an article titled ‘Insecurity’ bombs were going off like firecrackers before Buhari took over in 2015.
Adesina said Kogi State was almost being overran by the insurgents and from there, they were headed South-west, from where they would bivouac in South-south, “and the country would be gone. Dead. Forgotten.”
Adesina said that Buhari’s decision to move the command centre of the Boko Haram war to Maiduguri, in Borno State, which was the epicentre of the insurgency was what saved Nigeria.
“Boko Haram got flushed out of Abuja, North-central, North-west, Yobe, Adamawa, and got circumscribed in Sambisa Forest. Soon, their last stand, Camp Zero fell, and since then, they have been scattered like sheep without shepherd.
“They mingled with the civilian population, from where they launch cowardly atavistic attacks. They became degraded, but just like a scorched snake, not beheaded yet, they still retain capacity for evil. But can you compare what is, with what used to be? Not at all.
“But some people have short memories. They say not much is being done to tackle insecurity by the Buhari government. Really?” He added.