The horrific killing of more than 100 persons in Plateau State cast doubt on President Bola Tinubu’s security pledges around the seven-month mark into his government.

Ultimately, the attackers left a trail of dead and blood after attacking over 20 towns in Plateau.

Killings on the Plateau occurred few months after the Tundun Biri event, in which the Nigerian military bombed unarmed civilians, killing more than 126.

According to MISMOB analysis of President Tinubu’s campaign platform and the Renewed Hope Agenda, the president made a number of campaign pledges.

President Tinubu demilitarized the bodies controlling the military sector as one of his first measures.

Abubakar Badaru and Bello Matawalle, two civilians, were appointed ministers of defense by him. Nuhu Ribadu was designated national security adviser, a position responsible for intelligence collecting and coordinating.

Murders persist despite this. The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) of the Council on Foreign Relations reports that 587 individuals were killed by non-state actors in the first 45 days of Tinubu’s administration.

In addition, a tweet from 2014 by Tinubu, in which he criticized the Goodluck Jonathan government over security concerns, reappeared on social media after the Plateau massacre.

When I think of the Yanyan casualties, my heart goes out to our nation and its people. In 2014, after the attack in Nyanyan, Mr. Tinubu stated, “A government unable to protect its citizens deserves to be queried.” the security guarantees made by bu

During his campaign launch in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, Mr. Tinubu made the following statement: “Most importantly, I will give utmost priority to extinguishing terrorists and violent criminals.” I

A democratic way of life is under attack from these malevolent forces, he continued. Someone needs to hear this. Their poisonous way of life will be defeated by us. They will be completely annihilated and driven from our land.

While visiting Adamawa State for his campaign, Mr. Tinubu made the following statement: “There will be an end to killing and kidnapping.” As he spoke those remarks, the audience erupted in cheers.

He went even farther, promising to put an end to uncertainty in the Renewed Hope manifesto. President Tinubu has failed to deliver on numerous promises made in his manifesto, according to an analysis of the document.

Local Law Enforcement

He pledged in the manifesto to create state police forces according to each state’s unique characteristics.

As a candidate, he or she pledged to help form state police forces in coordination with individual states and the National Assembly.

To safeguard communities against criminal violence, especially kidnapping and terrorism, our government will take measures in close coordination with state governments and the National Assembly.

Adaptability and flexibility are key to these measures so that they can meet the specific needs of each area. The formation or strengthening of civilian neighbourhood watch organizations may be necessary under certain situations. “For others, it may be necessary to set up more official institutions for local law enforcement,” he stated.

According to MISMOB reporting, Tinubu has failed to fulfill his pledge to submit an executive bill to the National Assembly concerning state or community police.

Warfare intelligence utilization

Among President Tinubu’s campaign promises was the use of intelligence in warfare and the implementation of proactive crime prevention policies.

“We will take a proactive and intelligence-driven approach to security in order to adequately deal with the security threats facing our nation,” he declared.

Commentators have pointed fingers at inadequate intelligence gathering as the cause of the bombing in Tudun Biri.

According to a House member named Umar Ajilo, who made the statement on the floor of the House, the government has not utilized intelligence in its security operations.

This episode, along with numerous others that the military has characterized as “operational mistakes,” has revealed the extent to which intelligence has failed in military operations, according to Ajilo’s motion on the House floor.

The formation of a combat battalion

An additional campaign pledge by the president was the formation of “Anti-terror battalions” charged with apprehending terrorists, kidnappers, and bandits.

The presence of special forces units within the battalions will be announced by him.

“We will form anti-terrorist battalions (ABATTS) comprised of special forces troops that are highly trained and disciplined. According to the manifesto, their goal is to take over strategically and tactically, leaving no room for terrorists, kidnappers, and bandits.

Taking police officers off the VIP beat

The removal of police from VIP duties is another assurance regarding security, with the goal of allowing them to concentrate on security.

Such responsibilities will be taken over by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), according to President Tinubu’s vow. Seven months later, though, Nigerians can still see police officers surrounding celebrities.

Extra responsibilities, such VIP protection and guard duty, will no longer be assigned to police personnel. “The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will be transferred to provide VIP security and security for government buildings, installations, and other critical assets,” he vowed.

Most of those pledges have been broken, according to an analysis of the present administration’s actions.

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