- Femi Gbajabiamila and another lawmaker have expressed worry over the insurgency in the country
- The lawmakers are of the opinion that the insurgents are being sponsored by foreign governments
- The members of the House of Reps had asked military chiefs to resign amidst the rise of insecurity
The speaker of Nigerian House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and the chairman committee on defence, Babajimi Benson, have stated their worry that foreign government is backing insurgency in the country.
According to The Nation, this was disclosed after the lawmakers had a meeting with security chiefs on Wednesday, February 5, following the growing concerns of insecurity in Nigeria.
The House of Reps speaker who confirmed that the conspiracy theory was discussed during the meeting urged the service chiefs to double up their efforts in the fight against insurgency.
Gbajabiamila speaking to reporters in reaction to the allegation said: “Yes, like I said, that is part of the things we discussed. There could be some truth in that.
The speaker while urging the security chiefs to be proactive because Nigerians were anxious to see peace suggested that the security chiefs think outside the box for practical and effective ways of curbing the killings.
The lawmakers further spoke about the reason why the House call for the service chiefs' resignation. He explained that it was natural for the way they reacted because their constituents wanted answers.
Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 29, was asked by Senator Abaribe to resign over the rising insecurity. The Senate minority leader made the demand when the lawmakers were deliberating on a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system.
The PDP lawmaker during the debate said the president had done little to address the security challenges in Nigeria. He questioned why President Buhari will claim to be surprised at the rising insecurity in the country.
In other news, the hopes of critics who were eager to see the service chiefs sacked were crushed by the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) which confirmed that the military officers can only be removed by the president.
DHQ spokesman, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, made the clarification in an interview with Daily Trust newspaper. Nwachukwu explained that since their appointments, they no longer answer to the Nigerian Armed Forces but the country's number one citizen.
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