The Senate, on Tuesday, revealed that the security situation in the country under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch has so much deteriorated to a level where Boko Haram terrorists have mounted roadblocks in some parts of Borno State, and collect levies from Farmers,
The Senate therefore, called on the President to restructure the country’s Security Architecture and sack all the Service Chiefs.
Tuesday’s call for the Service Chiefs’ removal, was the third by the Senate. The latest call followed a motion by Senator Kashim Shettima on the recent killing of Rice Farmers in Borno State, by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Since Saturday, when the Boko Haram insurgents killed no fewer than 43 Rice Farmers in the State, the Service Chiefs have come under attack by Nigerians, who have demanded their removal, with the Presidency continuing to give reasons why they will not be removed.
On Tuesday, the Senate again joined the call for the removal of the Service Chiefs. The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly also demanded a probe into the allegations of corruption levelled against some Military Leaders.
The Red Chamber further stressed the need to urgently recruit 10,000 Personnel into the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, because they would know their areas.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the session, lamented the recent killing.
His words: “It is now important that the Executive should implement the latest resolutions, because they are not frivolous.
“Enough of excuses. Those who have nothing to offer in terms of securing the country, should be shown the way out. The security of Nigerians should take the centre stage. Time has come to find a solution.”
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