- General JOJ Okoloagu, an APC chieftain has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the security apparatus in order to stop the killings
- He acknowledged that the ruling party has not done too well in the area of internal security
- According to Okoloagu, if Buhari does not help in saving this situation now, the APC will likely be embarrassed in the future
A member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General JOJ Okoloagu, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has to act to salvage the security situation in the country.
He made the comment during a chat with Daily Trust.
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Legit.ng gathers that the ruling party chieftain, who is also a three-time senatorial candidate in Enugu state and member of the Buhari Support Group in the south-east, opined that the APC may be embarrassed in 2019, if the president does not rejig the security structure.
He stated: “I am not defending Buhari for the killings. We have not done too well in the area of internal security due to some handicaps that are being seriously tackled by the leadership. That does not mean that we have failed as a party.
“But you can also remember that when this government came on board, almost a whole state was taken hostage. But I believe that Mr President needs to rejig our security architecture; he needs to do it urgently as a compliment to his commendable efforts in degrading Boko Haram.
“The security lapses in Nigeria today are as a result of total failure of the Police, Immigration and Customs to do their job effectively. So if Mr President does not help in saving this situation now, we will likely be embarrassed in the future.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously that President Muhammadu Buhari is facing growing pressure to sack his security chiefs over indiscriminate killings across the country.
Many groups and prominent individuals in the country say it is time to rejig Nigeria's security architecture as the killings continue in some parts of the nation.
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