The Nation quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the current status of the Nigerian military:

The recent declaration by an American defence policy expert that Nigeria lacked a “war-fighting” military again focuses attention on the competence and professionalism of the country’s armed forces.

In saying this, Dr. Peter Pham, Director of the African Centre at the Atlantic Council, an American think-tank, merely highlighted the notoriously complicated nature of Nigeria’s anti-insurgency campaign, especially the opaque relationship between governance, corruption, military procurement, fighting spirit and competence.

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