Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that insecurity was a “serious headache” for him throughout his tenure as Nigeria’s number one citizen.
He spoke at the launch of a 22-kilometer road project in Taraba State.
He said he endured restless nights trying to solve the situation.
The former president advised the people of the state to live in peace so that greater development could take place.
Jonathan expressed delight that Taraba was gradually returning to the good old days of peaceful coexistence and tolerance, noting that security is in the hands of the people.
“When I was president of Nigeria, the country’s insecurity gave me sleepless nights.” My ADC may occasionally bring a phone to show me how to use it while I am in church People are being murdered or kidnapped, which gave me a migraine.”
“As I approached the Jalingo airport, I noticed the Director of DSS and asked him, ‘How is Taraba State security wise?'” “And he said, ‘Taraba is relatively peaceful,'” he explained.
Jonathan was Nigeria’s president from 2010 to 2015.
The period coincided with the rise of the Boko Haram sect as one of the world’s most dangerous terror groups, with hundreds of people killed and millions displaced by the jihadists in the North-East.
In addition, the group raised its flag in numerous localities in the North-East in an attempt to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region.
The terrorists’ highest pointOn April 14, 2014, 276 students were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.