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Nigeria analyses its state of security

Western Africa

by Dara Rhodes 0

About 15 people have been confirmed dead. Photo: Getty images

The explosion occurred at 8pm yesterday in Abuja claiming the lives of over 15 people and left many injured.

“Again, this says that things are still not working because they [Boko Haram] basically hit you in the mouth the second time,” Chris Moghalu, CEO of BTK Securities and ex US Military intelligence told CNBC Africa.

According to security forces, the bomb was placed in a car and the perpetrators may have planned to leave it there overnight so that it could be set off in the morning during rush hour for maximum impact.

“Again, my heart goes out to the citizens that died, it’s very unfortunate that this keeps happening. We have to keep trying until this is resolved, so basically what this says is, we are not doing enough yet,” he said.

“To me, it doesn’t matter whether they come into Abuja, whether they come into Aso Rock, or whatever. What matters is, our citizens are dying every day and one person that dies means a lot to us.”

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“They have proven that they can do whatever they want. It shouldn’t happen at all. No bomb blast should keep happening in Abuja at this time but what I’m happy with is the fact that the federal government is actually beginning to work with the US and some other international agencies,” he explained.

The Federal government have made many attempts to end the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009, however the efforts have all been floundered as the group continues spreading fear and terror in the country.

“I know that our president actually cares, he’s very concerned and it’s a huge problem so we should give him a chance to work on these issues but there are other things that we as citizens should be doing to protect ourselves,” he added.

Despite this, after the first blast a few weeks ago, the Minister of Finance and the coordinating minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reassured Nigerians of their safety during the World Economic Forum planned for next week in the capital city.

BY: DARA RHODES

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