- Service chiefs have been charged to offer more amid aggravating insecurity nationwide
- President Muhammadu Buhari commended them for doing their best but maintained that the present security structure must be renewed
- Earlier, the president was admonished to give a final marching order to security chiefs as bandits and insurgents continue to wreak havoc
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President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the security chiefs for offering their best in the fight against insecurity in the country.
The president, however, gave directives for the overhauling of the total security architecture and mandated the security chiefs to come up with a new strategy against the menace of bandits and insurgents.
Addressing the security chiefs during a meeting on Tuesday, August 4, attended by the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, President Buhari expressed displeasure over the worsening state of the security of the country.
Monguno, who briefed the pressmen about the outcome of the meeting, said Buhari emphasised on the need for the service chiefs to offer more.
"The President said to the Service Chiefs, ‘you are doing your best as far as I am concerned but there is still a lot more to be done," Monguno said.
“He has also directed that we must rejig our strategies both in terms of operations and intelligence. We must rejig our strategy to prevent further catastrophe; that we must bear in mind that we owe a duty.”
There have been calls for the sack of the security chiefs following heightened and ceaseless attacks that left many people dead in Borno, Southern Kaduna, Zamfara and other states.
Legit.ng recalls that senators on Tuesday, July 21, asked the president to sack the nation’s service chiefs and also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
The lawmakers made the demands in their respective contributions to the discussion on the security situation in the country during plenary.
The senators said the service chiefs should be replaced since they do not have new ideas in fighting insecurity, adding that top hierarchy of the military should brief its relevant committees on the factors militating against its operations to find a way forward.
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