Nigeria’s Worsening Security Crisis Is Nearing Buhari’s Doorstep

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Nigerian police stand guard outside of St. Francis Catholic church in Owo, Nigeria, a day after an attack that targeted worshipers, June 6, 2022 (AP photo by Sunday Alamba).
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is set to leave office next year after having served two terms, recently declared that he will leave the country “in a better place” than he found it. But his claim is at odds with the situation across the country, including a deepening insecurity that now grips Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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