Worried about the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, senators on Tuesday demanded the sacking of the nation’s service chiefs.
The request is coming days after the gruesome killings by Boko Haram terrorists of 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari village in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.
The lawmakers are also asking President Buhari to restructure and remodel the entire security architecture and investigate allegations of widespread corruption and leakages within the security architecture.
The lawmakers made this recommendation at Tuesday’s plenary during a debate on security in the nation and the attack on rice farmers in Borno State which left at least 40 dead.
The Upper Chamber also recommends the recruitment of 10,000 civilian JTF to complement the efforts of the armed forces and explore a multilateral partnership with Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.
At the ongoing proceeding today (Tuesday), former Borno State governor, Senator Kashim Shettima, raised a motion for Buhari to replace all service chiefs for underperformance in the war against Boko Haram
Another Senator, Adamu Aliero tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to visit Borno in person after the ugly incident.
“Mr President (@MBuhari) should have gone to Borno to condole with the government and people of the state and not to send a delegation. It is now time to act. The service chiefs have outlived their usefulness. It is now time to take new blood.” Senator Adamu Aliero
Similarly, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says Boko Haram’s massacre of farmers in Borno should be a turning point for the war against insurgency and insecurity in Nigeria.
“Enough of any excuses. People who have little or nothing to add should be shown the way out.” He added