- Nigerian students' national body, NANS, has called on President Buhari to sack his security chiefs
- NANS made the call following the inhumane murder of Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a student of the University of Maiduguri, by Boko Haram insurgents
- The students' association said the current security chiefs have lost touch with the reality while the country's security deteriorates
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) called on the Nigerian president, Muhammadu, Buhari to sack his security chiefs whom it said have lost touch with the reality.
The students' association made the call following the inhumane murder of Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a student of the University of Maiduguri, by Boko Haram insurgents.
The national president of the association, Danielson Akpan, in a statement seen by Daily Trust lamented that nowhere in the country is safe again.
Akpan said the terrorists are killing and kidnapping Nigerians on a daily basis with many cases unreported or underreported by the media.
The students' association president said the security challenges in the country have put the Nigerian students, particularly those in mainly affected areas, in perpetual fear.
He lamented that many students in fear of kidnapping and killings can no longer attend schools which are also unsafe.
Legit.ng notes that the Adamawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Father Dami, also urged Buhari to sack the security service chiefs over the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
The cleric on Wednesday, January 22, said the service chiefs have run out of ideas to tackle the security challenges the country is facing.
Dami urged the president to appoint young officers with modern ideas in place of the security chiefs.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lawan Andimi, the Michika LGA chairman of CAN in Adamawa state who was abducted by Boko Haram, had been killed by the insurgents.
The insurgents were reported to have abducted Reverend Andimi in January when they attacked Michika where he worked as a pastor.
The cleric was killed on Monday, January 20, after reported negotiations to release the cleric broke down.
Calls for the sack of the security chiefs have intensified recently as there appears to be a spike in the number of killings and kidnappings recorded in the country.
While various stakeholders and elder statesmen in the country in the country have called on President Buhari to rejig his security architecture, it is not immediately the next steps the president will be taking as no statement has been released from the presidency regarding the call.
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