- Nigerians have again called for the dismissal of Tukur Buratai and other service chiefs over the rising incidents of insecurity
- The call for their sack resumed on Sunday, November 29, after the death of 43 farmers in Borno state
- In light of the recent attack, Nigerians through Twitter have asked President Buhari to sack the service chiefs
The tragic death of 43 rice farmers in the Jere local government area of Borno state has sparked a fresh call for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs due to the worsening insecurity in the country.
Men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents had on Saturday, November 28, killed some farmers in Zabarmari, a Borno community known for rice farming.
The farmers were rounded up and summarily slaughtered by the armed insurgents.
Following the killing, some concerned persons on Sunday, November 29, slammed the service chiefs over their inability to effectively tackle insecurity as well as secure lives and property in the country.
They also expressed outrage over the brutal killing of the farmers insisting that the president sack the service chiefs and rearrange the country’s security without any delay.
Legit.ng gathered the thoughts of some Nigerians on Twitter:
The special adviser on media to the Kano state governor, Salihu Yakasai, with the Twitter handle @dawisu, said that it was shameful nobody had been sacked a day after the killing.
Popular TV host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, noted that if the president does not sack the service chiefs, lawmakers need to start impeachment talks.
Another user, @AliyuAtiku stated that the president sacking the service chief is the first step to reducing insecurity.
Sarki with the handle @Waspapping_ called on the Nigerian leader to sack the security service chiefs as condolences are no longer enough.
Taye “Efiwe” Olubayo, a strategic and marketing comms specialist with the handle @TayePaulOlubayo wrote that the president needs to change the service chiefs.
Legit.ng recalls that in the last few months, notable Nigerians, politicians, and even members of the National Assembly have called for the sack of the security chiefs.
The upper legislative chamber, during a plenary on Tuesday, July 21, expressed its sadness over the spike in killing nationwide and asked the country’s service chiefs to step aside.
The resolution followed a motion by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), who expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers. Read more:
However, the presidency in reaction to the Nigerian Senate's call for the sack of the security chiefs stressed that the appointment and dismissal of the security chiefs are "presidential prerogative."
The presidency further stated that as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, President Muhammadu Buhari will do what is best in the interest of the country.
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