Attack on Zulum: Reps members insist on sacking service chiefs

Attack on Zulum: Reps members insist on sacking service chiefs

- The PDP members in the House of Reps have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs over insecurity in the country

- The PDP lawmakers said the Boko Haram attack on the convoy of the governor of Borno state has reinforced the urgent need to remove the security chiefs

- The legislators called on the president to implement the recent resolution of the National Assembly demanding the removal of the service chiefs

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the House of Representatives have reiterated the call for the service chiefs to resign or be sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity in the country.

The PDP lawmakers on Friday, July 31, said the Boko Haram attack on the convoy of the governor of Borno state, Baba Gana Zulum has reinforced the urgent need to remove the security chiefs.

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Attack on Zulum: PDP Reps members insist on sack of service chiefs

The PDP lawmakers have asked President Buhari to sack the service chiefs. Photo Credit: The Nation
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The PDP caucus in a statement through Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, called on President Buhari to implement the recent resolution of both chambers of the National Assembly demanding the removal of the service chiefs.

“The worsening security situation in the country under the current service chiefs has reached an unbearable state to the extent that insurgents have the temerity to attack an armed convoy of a state governor," Elumelu said.

The lawmakers said the attacks by bandits, terrorists, and kidnappers have brought agony and anguish to innocent Nigerians.

Meanwhile, hours after the convoy of the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, was attacked, the Nigerian Army released a statement vowing to deal with the perpetrators of the attack who are suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists.

Reacting to the incident on Thursday, July 30, army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, said details of the incident were still sketchy and under investigation, Sahara Reporters reports.

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Musa said efforts are already ongoing to comb the area where the incident occurred with a view to track down and deal decisively with the attackers.

Governor Zulum of Borno state has continued his humanitarian activities in Monguno, where he delivered food aid to over 80,000 internally displaced persons.

Legit.ng gathered that this is coming two days after insurgents attacked his convoy at Baga town. The governor arrived for a humanitarian tour of the northern part of the state, he supervised the distribution of relief items to IDPs from Marte, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai and Monguno.

Thousands of bags of grain and cooking oil were distributed to the IDPs and the vulnerable households in the host communities.

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