Professor Steve H Hanke, an American applied economist at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as Nigerians continue to witness an upsurge in insecurity issues across the country.
Hanke, who is one of the Buhari-led administration’s critics, said this in a reaction to the recent attack on a Nigeria Air Force jet by bandits.
Reacting, Hanke in a tweet via his Twitter account on Thursday slammed Buhari for allowing bandits to keep terrorizing Nigerian citizens under his watch.
According to him, “Nigeria ranks a terrible 161 out of 162 in security and safety, a report recently released by Caton Institute.
“On the border of the Nigerian state of Kaduna, bandits have shot down a Nigeria Air Force jet.
“Nigeria ranks a terrible 161 out of 162 in security and safety, a report released by Caton Institute reveals.
“Also, under the incompetent leadership of sleepy Buhari bandits act with impunity.”
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet routinely conducts air raids on the Kaduna-Katsina-Zamfara corridor and one of them which flew out of base for an assault by Flt. Lt. Abayomi Dairo on Sunday crashed during the operation after it was attacked by bandits but no casualty was reported.