Insecurity: Senators blow hot, ask Buhari to fire service chiefs, demand IGP’s resignation

Insecurity: Senators blow hot, ask Buhari to fire service chiefs, demand IGP’s resignation

- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack service chiefs over insecurity in Nigeria

- The statement was made by some senators on Wednesday, January 29, during the plenary

- Senator Abaribe had earlier called Buhari to resign over the high level of insecurity in the country

Some senators have sent a strong message to President Muhammadu Buhari over the high level of kidnappings and killings in every nook and cranny of the country.

Channels TV reports that the lawmakers on Wednesday, January 29, asked the president to sack the nation’s service chiefs.

Legit.ng gathered that they also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

The lawmakers made the demands in their respective contributions to the discussion on the security situation in the country during plenary on Wednesday, January 29.

According to the report, they are Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as well as Senators Musa Sani, Betty Apiafi, and Solomon Adeola.

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Insecurity: Senators blow hot, ask Buhari to fire service chiefs, demand IGP’s resignation

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While Senator Sani called for the resignation of the police boss, Senators Apiafi and Adeola asked the president to sack the service chiefs.

The lawmakers said the service chiefs should be replaced since they do not have new ideas in fighting insecurity in the country.

The service chiefs include Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas.

Many Nigerians have been calling for the reshuffle of the security architect in the country following the high rate of insecurity in the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Abaribe asked President Buhari to resign over rising insecurity in the country.

It was reported that Abaribe who is the Senate minority leader made the demand on Wednesday, January 29, when the lawmakers were deliberating on a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system.

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The PDP lawmaker during the debate said the president had done little to address the security challenges in Nigeria.

The senators questioned why the president would claim to be surprised at the rising insecurity in the country.

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