A big lesson for Nigerian leaders – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

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Political and economic leaders were the first casualty of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Disheartening videos and images of Afghan political leaders, billionaires, industrialists, technocrats, etc fleeing the country filled the internet, while on the other side, common people on the street cheered and welcomed the Taliban. This is an ominous signal to leaders of countries facing similar challenges as Afghanistan’s. At the same time, a kind of inspiration to non-state actors wanting to overrun governments. Nigerian political and economic leaders need to re-think their strategy towards addressing the current insecurity in the country.

Nigeria is facing three ‘wars’ at three different points in the country. Boko Haram and ISIS in the Northeast, bandits and terrorists in the Northwest, IPOB violent secession movement in the Southeast. They may not be big wars as in Afghanistan; but they pose similar threats and have some treats– the fight…

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