Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Taliban taking over Afghanistan once again after years of fighting scares people already living in fear in unstable states where insurgency, insecurity and terrorism are the order of the day.

The fall of Kabul was an ecstatic moment for Jihadists around the world. In Somalia, sweets were handed out.

And in countries like Nigeria where “banditry” is now the headword for “insecurity and terrorism”, in Mali, and in Mozambique, jihadists are gaining gradual control. More weaker states are in danger.

People living in the north-eastern Nigeria and in other regions at large somehow believe with or without evidence that there are bad eggs in the government supporting jihadism in disguise, and that the state of insecurity is a business venture.

International passport collection office, Nigerians at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja.

With the level of crisis in the country, the recent infiltration of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), people are living in fear hoping the situation isn’t another Afghanistan in the making.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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