President Muhammadu Buhari has been told to sack all the Service Chiefs as well as the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Inspector-General of Police and the National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno(rtd) with immediate effect.
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA made the call while accusing the service chiefs of gross incompetence and crass dereliction of duty.
The rights group pointed out that Buhari ought to stop his frequent lamentations over his failings in the area of security as that is not why he was elected but to take immediate and comprehensive measures to dismiss any or all of his service chiefs since they have allegedly manifested through their actions and inactions that they do not have what it takes to defeat terrorists.
HURIWA was reacting to the massacre of soldiers in Shiroro Dam, a strategic national asset by the Islamic terrorists known as Boko haram even as the group accused the President of abandoning his duty to gallivant and globetrot.
The group recalled that the Nigerian Army had confirmed the attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State by bandits who killed scores of security operatives, including soldiers and policemen.
Reports had said at least 43 people, including 30 soldiers and seven mobile police personnel and civilians were killed when the armed men stormed the gold mining site.
They also abducted several Chinese nationals.
HURIWA, however, said the ”Army should cover its face in shame since it is unable to defend the territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, even when the defence sector collects the giant allocations every year from the federally released annual budgets and despite the fact that the government made claims of buying equipment from all over the World, the Islamists are being allowed to crush a trained and professional Army such as the Nigeria Army just as the Rights group said it is now certain that some saboteurs within the Army may be the moles selling the Country out to Jihadists.”
HURIWA has therefore “called for the sack of all the service chiefs and is asking Nigerians not to die in silence but to stage protests to demand action from President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the widening insecurity in Nigeria.”
The group said it is “unfortunate that Nigerians are letting the government abandon its statutory duty to the citizens but failing to actively protest the heightened state of insecurity in the country and demand the dismissal of compromised security Chiefs and the National Security Adviser who has absolutely nothing to offer.”