Buhari’s Defence Allocations Hit N5tn As 11,420 Nigerians Lose Their Lives To Insecurity In 6 Years

Since the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), took office on May 29, 2015, his regime has allocated approximately N5.081tn for defence, including the appropriation of N4.669tn to the Federal Ministry of Defence from 2016 to date and $1bn (N412bn) for the purchase of military equipment. This is despite the loss of 11,420 civilians and security personnel to Boko Haram insurgency and attacks by herdsmen and bandits between Buhari’s inauguration in May 2015 and July 2021. The figure on the killings was obtained by a manual tally by our correspondents and the Nigeria Security Tracker, a project of the Council

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