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

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

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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