- President Buhari has once again been urged to sack service chiefs
- The call was made by northern elites following recurring attacks and other security challenges across the country
- This is as a result of the insecurity situation of Nigeria in which banditry, insurgency are rising
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Following the unending issues of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the northern area, the region's elites have now backed the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The northerners are backing earlier calls by elders from the northeast about the service chiefs.
Those who made this call include: Tony Nyiam; human rights activist and former liaison officer to the late president Shehu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai; President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shetima; and another northern activist, Dr. Tanko Yusuf.
The elders called on Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, listen to Nigerians by implementing a recent resolution by the National Assembly.
Recall that the National Assembly had urged Buhari to rejig the country’s security design.
They argued that this will help improve security, which they described as “so bad.”
"We are tired of excuses, sack service chiefs now,’ was signed by the group’s chairman, Zana Goni.
“But we have seen that in spite of the funding of the military by our dear President and the assurances by our service chiefs that things would change, nothing seems to be happening in that direction. This is regrettable.
“The worsening security situation in the country is further reinforcing the urgent need to inject new hands with fresh ideas to handle the nation’s security architecture. We have seen that the security situation under the current service chiefs has reached an unbearable state,” they said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that apparently dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, a former chief of defence staff, Lt. General Alani Akinrinade, sent a crucial message to Buhari.
The retired army chief advised the president to allow the restructuring of Nigeria now otherwise there may soon be no country.
Legit.ng gathered that he issued the warning on the night of Monday, September 14, at a dinner in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state in honour of the visiting chief of army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai.
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Source: Legit Newspaper