- A civil society group has called on all security experts and stakeholders in Nigeria to find local solutions to the insecurity faced across the country
- The group said such solutions would complement the efforts put in by the military in curbing insecurity in Nigeria
- According to the group, foreign aid is not the solution to Nigeria's security challenges
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A group, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has tasked all relevant stakeholders and security experts across Nigeria to look inwards to find solutions that could complement military's quest to end terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country.
SHAC said the solution to the threats posed by the Boko Haram terrorists and other militant groups rests in the hands of Nigerians and not international bodies.
The spokesperson for SHAC, Bayo Ogunseye, said only the Nigerian military and the citizens of the country have "the magic wand to end Boko Haram" once and for all.
Admitting that the Nigerian military has made substantial progress against insurgents and bandits in the last five-years, Ogunseye said the homemade approach is one way to ensure criminality ends in Nigeria.
He also called for massive support troops of the military in its various operations across the northeast region and other parts of the country.
"We have received several promises from the international community on several occasions, yet none has materialized before our very eyes," Ogunseye said.
Ogubseye said the centre is saddened by this realization and wonders how Nigeria got it wrong with security to the extent that some individuals and groups would be blinded by personal gains to assist in the perpetuation of evil against the nation.
"The attack on Governor Babagana Zulum should also serve as a pointer that terrorists are friends of nobody and not only fighting the military but the rest of us," he said.
Ogunseye added: "They have no friends but see all Nigerians as enemies, this much the International Criminal Court must classify as crimes against humanity."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following the growing security challenges across the country, the ninth Senate had called for the resignation of the service chiefs.
The lawmakers of the Senate led by Ahmad Lawan also said they were concerned about the number of personnel disserting the military.
Also, in a quick reaction to the call by the lawmakers, the presidency said only President Buhari has the power to either sack or retain the service chiefs.
Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, assured Nigerians that President Buhari is committed to making decisions which are in Nigeria's best interest.
A former chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade (retired) has said that the tenure of service chiefs in Nigeria is at the discretion of the president who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Condemning the call for the sack of service chiefs by the Senate and other individuals, Akinrinade said only the president has the constitutional authority to relieve them of their duty.
He explained that aside the president, serving service chiefs can on their own resign from the job only if they feel they have nothing more to offer the country.
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