BREAKING: Sack service chiefs now, Senate tells Buhari


By Abba Gwale

Barely few hours after Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, predicted that terrorism may linger in Nigeria for 20 year, the Senate has recommended for his removal from office along other service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate wants the President to replace them with new officers with fresh ideas and solutions.

In the same vein, the lawmakers also asked President Buhari to rejig and remodel the entire security architecture and investigate allegations of widespread corruption and leakages within the security establishments.

Making the recommendations at the Tuesday’s plenary during a debate on security in the nation and the recent attack on rice farmers in Borno State, which left at least 40 dead the lworld legislators called for the recruitment of 10,000 civilian JTF to compliment the efforts of the armed forces, and explore a multinational partnership with Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

Former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, had earlier raised the motion at the plenary noting that President Buhari should remove the service chiefs and replace them with new ones with ideas to address the incessant insecurity in the country.

The lawmaker, who governed Borno State for eight years, also claimed that 67 farmers were killed in the attack, against 43.

He also warned that any government that cannot protect the lives of its citizens loses any iota of legitimacy.

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