Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan has stated that insecurity was his biggest problem during his time in office between 2010 and 2015.
Jonathan made the disclosure this weekend during the commissioning of a 22-kilometre road project, the Yola-Wukari roadin Taraba State. The dualised Yola-Wukari road encompasses six pedestrian bridges and a flyover bridge.
Jonathan then revealed that his worst nightmare as president of the country was insecurity.
“When I was the president of Nigeria, the insecurity of the nation did give me sleepless nights. Sometimes even while I am in the church, my ADC will bring a phone to show me how people are being murdered or kidnapped, and that gave me serious headache.
“As I came into the Jalingo airport, I saw the Director of DSS and I quickly asked him ‘how is Taraba State security wise?’ and he told me ‘Taraba is relatively peaceful.’”
Thanking the people of the state for choosing to live in peace, he stated, “I believe insecurity is the handiwork of the citizens and the people of Taraba have chosen to live peacefully and you are enjoying it. It is not the business of the federal or state governments alone.”
Jonathan’s period as Nigeria’s president from 2011 to 2015 coincided with the emergence of the Boko Haram sect as one of the most dangerous terror groups in the world, with hundreds of people killed and several millions of others displaced by the terrorists in the North-East.
The climax of the terrorists’ crime against the state was the abduction of 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014