How True Is Peter Obi’s Description Of Nigeria Having Characteristics Of Failed State?

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, last Monday, said that Nigeria exhibits some features of a failed state.

Obi, who was speaking at the just concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) while making a case for his candidacy, reminded Nigerians about the dangerous trajectory the country was treading.

The former Governor of Anambra State stated that “It is important that we look where we are today for people to understand the gravity of the journey we are going to take if we are going to transit. Nigeria has qualified to be a failed state. We have made the two or three biggest characteristics of a failed state.”

Claim 1: Is Nigeria among the top most terrorized countries?

Obi made some remarks about the failure of the country’s security architecture. He said, “Today we are among the top terrorized countries of the world. We are among the top kidnapping countries in the world, banditry; criminality, and bandits have taken over some parts of this country. Nigerians are being killed daily and all sorts of criminalities are happening daily.”

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