- The Nigerian presidency has told the Senate that only President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to sack the service chiefs
- A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, made the statement when reacting to a resolution of the Senate asking for the service chiefs to resign
- Adesina said Buhari will do his best for the country at all times
The Nigerian presidency on Tuesday, July 21, said only President Muhammadu Buhari can sack the service chiefs.
A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, made the statement when reacting to a resolution of the Senate earlier in the day, asking the service chiefs to resign or get sacked for rising insecurity in the nation.
But the presidency in reply said Buhari reserves the right to appoint or sack service chiefs. Adesina said Buhari will do his best for the country at all times
"President Buhari notes the resolution of the Senate asking Service Chiefs to resign or be sacked. The Presidency reiterates that appointment or sack of Service Chiefs is a Presidential prerogative, and the Commander-in-Chief will do the best for the country at all times," the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, July 20, declared that terrorism and banditry would end in Nigeria when the citizens of the country decide.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Buratai made this known when he visited the Presidential Villa to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the progress of the war against insecurity in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking to newsmen after the meeting with the president, he said in order to put the menace behind, all Nigerians must join hands in the fight, adding that the criminals involved are mostly citizens of the country.
He said even though terrorism is relatively new in the country, insecurity has been around for a long time, noting that what is important is how each case is dealt with at a particular rime.
Buratai said even though there may be setbacks in the effort to tackle the problem, it does not mean that those handling it do not have the requisite competence.
In another report, an attack by unknown gunmen has left about 19 people dead in Kukum Daji Village of Kaura local government area of Kaduna.
Also, about 31 people have sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. This was disclosed by the president of the community, Yashen Sunday Titus, Leadership reported.
He said the victims were shot to death while celebrating an after wedding party in one of the houses in the community.
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