Senate Wants Service Chiefs Fired; Buhari to Restructure, Remodel, Revamp Security Architecture

The Nigerian Senate is irked with President Buhari over his refusal to sack military chiefs that they say have overstayed in office as such has ran out of ideas which is reflecting in the rampant kidnappings and insecurity as witnessed in last weekend’s attack of Zabarmari in Borno state where over 43 farmers were reported killed by Boko Haram terrorists.

In a motion moved by Senator Kashim Shettima representing Borno Central on the deteriorating security situation across Nigeria, the Senate resolved that President Buhari should immediately initiate the transitionary process of phasing out the current crop of security chiefs and to replace them with new ones who have fresh ideas and solutions.

Senate also resolved that President Buhari should take abrupt steps to restructure, remodel and revamp the country’s entire security architecture and provide enough state-of-the-art weapons and equipment for the military to combat the insurgents.

It would be recalled that the Senate had in previous resolutions urged President Buhari to sack the service chiefs but were ignored by the executive who retorted instead saying such resolution was not binding on the President as firing of the military chiefs strictly falls within the powers of the executive.


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