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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Insecurity: Parliamentarians ask service chiefs to Resign or be sacked

Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have resolved to ask the Service Chiefs in the country to immediately resign.
The parliamentarians in their resolution, noted that the service Chiefs have outlived their usefulness to the nation having been appointed in 2015.
According to the Parliamentarians, the Service Chiefs have not been able to address the security challenges confronting the country since 2015.
This was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon, Mohammed Tahir Mongunu and 14 others.
The motion which was entitled “Need to Curb the Incessant Attacks of the Boko Haram Insurgents in the North-East Zone” demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari sack the Service Chiefs if they failed to resign their position.
Moving the motion, Mongunu expressed concern about the recent upsurge in attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East zone adding that it was regrettable that the insurgents who were relegated to the background are now unleashing terror in Borno and Yobe States.
According to him, “Recently, the insurgents have forced the Nigerian Military to close traffic on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road for some days. The Damaturu-Maiduguri Road is the only access from Maiduguri to other parts of Nigeria.”
Supporting the motion, Hon. Abubakar Fulata (APC, Jigawa) called for the withdrawal of security personnel serving in the northeast and their replacement with new personnel.
According to him, “the long overstay of the security personnel has largely contributed to their inefficiency as they are tired of remaining there.”

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