The Failure Of The Nigerian Government To Protect Its Citizens

Posted on Wed 30 April 2014 in Opinion

Relatives of abducted schoolgirls protesting

Two weeks.

That's how long 190 schoolgirls have been abducted for. They were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State in North-Eastern Nigeria. President Jonathan should be held personally responsible if anything bad happens to these innocent children, despite numerous dubious claims that the Government is winning the "war" against the Boko Haram terrorists, it is clear that the Government have been absolutely complacent and if you like "outgunned" in their fight against these terrorists.

Despite replacing his Defence Chiefs and then vowing to eradicate Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan has failed the first test of being the President and Commander in Chief: To protect the citizens of Nigeria from all harm be it internal or external. If the Government can't protect innocent children and citizens, then what's the point of having a Government?

President Jonathan, get your act together and start acting like a leader and Commander in Chief for the sake of all Nigerians.

BBC News - Nigeria girls' abduction: Protest march in Abuja