- President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to sack the current service chiefs
- The demand was made by a group known as Nigeria Arise Against Crime
- The group vowed to mobilise protests nationwide if its demands are not met
A group, Nigeria Arise Against Crime (NAAC) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the current military chiefs to save Nigeria and his administration from the embarrassment of losing several lives to insurgents and banditry on a daily basis.
The group made the call on Thursday, June 4 in Abuja at a press conference addressed by its national coordinator, Dr Yusuf Kazeem.
According to Kazeem, the continued retention of the security chiefs is “a disservice to the nation's security framework.”
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His words: “Imperial facts available to us shows that the service chiefs have exhausted their wit. Nothing new is been done to add vigour to the fight against insurgents, bandits and other criminal elements.
“However, to create an impression that the war is being won, the military chiefs and its collaborators in the corridors of power have engaged propagandist using the media to give Nigeria and the world false impression.
“Regrettably, the lives of our young and vibrant military personnel are been used as a sacrifice as they continue to fall in the hands of terrorists and bandits. Keeping mute at the time when lives were being lost on a daily basis is no longer golden.
“President Muhammad Buhari must do the needful now. We have added our voices to several others who have tried to remove the veil for the President to see through the fraud been perpetrated in the name of fighting insurgency and other crimes.
“The chief of army staff's relocation to the northeast is one of the many antics as it has not helped in any way but given a fresh angle to propaganda and sympathy seeking.”
It further added that the fact that bandits have killed hundreds of people in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states amongst other places in the last few days despite the army's claim of carrying series of airstrikes says a lot.
The group pledged to mobilise for a nationwide protest to bring to the attention of the world gimmicks being played by the military top hierarchy to cover up for their deficiencies.
“We will in the coming days mobilise for protests in all the states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory to ensure that the president brings in persons with fresh ideas and energy to further prosecute the war against insecurity,” the group noted.
Recall that a prominent journalist and political affairs analyst, Wale Odunsi, recently asked the president to sack the country's service chiefs.
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