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  • Updated: January 15, 2024

Insecurity: Group faults call for sack of security chiefs

Insecurity: Group faults call for sack of security chiefs

The Northern Diaspora Alliance, as stated in a release by President Sunday Bala and Secretary Aisha Bello in Abuja on Sunday, has faulted the appeal made by the Arewa Economic Forum and Arewa Youth Consultative Forum to suspend the service chiefs amidst the security challenges in the North.

The Arewa groups had called on President Bola Tinubu to suspend ineffective or non-performing service chiefs and other appointees in the security sector owing to what they described as a sharp increase in the activities of gunmen.

They said the suspension of ineffective service chiefs would enable the Federal Government to achieve the desired result in the security sector.

Reacting to the call, the diaspora group said that while it agreed that the North was bleeding, the call was not the solution to the security challenges facing the region.

They said that the issues in the North were beyond a change of security chiefs but a need for a holistic examination of the crisis and the way out.

According to the group, the North is presently facing a major crisis which has drawn the region backwards, saying it will take sincerity on the part of the leaders to provide solutions to the crisis.

“Calling for the suspension or sack of the service chiefs is not the answer to the crisis in the region. Just recently, President Bola Tinubu in his nationwide broadcast said security has improved since his assumption of office.

“For us in NDA, the statement of the President is an acknowledgement of the noble efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. We want to believe the President knows what he is saying because he gets a daily briefing.

“President Bola Tinubu is knowledgeable on the issues facing our country, especially the security challenges facing the Northern region. That is why he keeps challenging leaders of the region to come together in this respect,” the group said.

The group added that some of the present service chiefs such as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, had a history of meritorious service in their line of duty.

It noted that while the Armed Forces of Nigeria and security agencies have a big role to play, the northerners must make up their minds to cooperate with them to end the looming disaster.

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