President Goodluck Jonathan’s intention to stand in next year’s election is already threatening to deliver more bloodshed than accompanied the last vote in 2011 when an estimated 800 people were killed in the predominantly Muslim north. Deadly car bombings at a bus station in the capital and other often unreported violence from Jihadists and retaliatory vigilantes sparking military casualties have laid bare the inadequacies of the state’s security forces in a region where a state of emergency has been declared. Soldiers complaining of poor rations, no pay and inadequate arms supplies are a portent for desertion in the ranks which could drive Nigeria into the hands of western control should political impotency continue to reign. See the full report in the May issue of the International Country Risk Guide.