- There is no need for the US to relocate its African Command HQ to Africa, says Shehu Sani
- Sani was responding to the plea of President Muhammadu Buhari that the base be relocated from Germany
- According to the former Kaduna lawmaker, relocating the command to Africa is an open invitation to the recolonisation of the continent
President Muhammadu Buhari has been told that he made a wrong call over his request for the relocation of the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa.
This is the position of the former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.
The US Africa Command is responsible for military relations with nations and regional organisations in Africa.
Sani faulted the president's plea in series of tweets on his Twitter page on Wednesday, April 28.
The president made the request for relocation during a meeting with US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
According to Sani, Buhari's invitation for AFRICOM’s relocation to Africa is an open invitation for the recolonisation of the continent.
The former lawmaker said other foreign players will follow suit leading to the military balkanisation of the continent.
In another report, Shehu Sani came up with a grand security plan that will overcome and completely flush out bandits and their influence in the northern part of Nigeria.
Legit.ng reported that the outspoken PDP member called on stakeholders in the region to set up an intelligence-gathering unit led by an experienced former military officer.
Sani suggested that the committee should consist of security experts and retired operatives to serve as a backup. The former senator noted that this could serve as a good alternative to a security network which northern leaders seem not to be ready to establish.
Legit.ng also reported that after the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, advised the federal government to recruit 50 million soldiers to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, Sani gave his opinion.
Legit.ng reported that Sani wondered why Tinubu should be calling for the recruitment of 50 million soldiers when the federal government is grappling to pay salaries of 150,000 soldiers.