An American applied economist at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, Steve Hanke, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over his sluggishness and incompetence in handling Nigeria’s perplexing security challenges.
Hanke, a staunch critic of Buhari’s government said this while reacting to a recent attack on a Nigerian Air Force jet by bandits as the country continues to suffer insecurity, Daily Post reports.
A fighter plane that regularly conducted air raids on the Kaduna-Katsina-Zamfara corridor was attacked on Sunday.
It was reported that the aircraft crashed in Kaduna during an operation after it was attacked by bandits but no fatality was reported.
Reacting, Hanke in a tweet via his account on Thursday slammed Buhari for allowing bandits to keep terrorising Nigerian citizens under his watch.
He said, “Nigeria ranks a terrible 161 out of 162 in security and safety, a report recently released by Caton Institute reveals.
“On the border of the Nigerian state of Kaduna, bandits have shot down a Nigeria Air Force jet.
“Also, under the incompetent leadership of sleepy Buhari, bandits act with impunity.”