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Boko Haram: Be proactive, North-East elders task service chiefs



Group under the aegis of Coalition of North-East Elders for Peace and Development, CNEEPD, has urged service chiefs to be more proactive and take decisive actions to end terrorism in the zone.
The coalition in a statement urged President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the resolutions of both Chambers of the National Assembly by sacking the service chiefs.
In a statement signed by its chairman, Engr. ZanaGoni, at the weekend and tagged; ‘We are tired of excuses, sack service chiefs now,’ stated that their silence before now was misconstrued by some people and sections of the country because of the geographical background of the security chiefs, explaining that their action was nothing close to that.
According to the elders, they exhibited silence for some time in the belief that things would get better as always being promised by the security heads and assurances of the president.
“But we have seen that in spite of the funding of the military by our dear president and the assurances by our service chiefs that things would change, nothing seems to be happening in that direction. This is regrettable,” the statement read.
The coalition stated that the worsening security situation in the country reinforces the urgent need to inject new hands with fresh ideas to handle the nation’s security architecture, stressing that the security situation under the current service chiefs has reached an unbearable state.
CNEEPD therefore called on President Buhari to honour the resolutions of the National Assembly and the position of majority of Nigerians and immediately remove the service chiefs, bring in new hands to effectively confront the security challenges affecting the country.
They also noted that the current service chiefs were the longest in Nigeria’s history, adding that they may have become war-weary and bereft of new ideas to tackle the insecurity bedeviling the country.


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