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Breaking News – Aftermath of terrorist killings: Senate recommends removal of Service Chiefs

The Nigerian Senate has lent its voice to the growing list of persons and groups asking that President Muhammadu Buhari should remove the Service Chiefs and replace them with people with fresh ideas and solutions.

The lawmakers made this recommendation at Tuesday’s plenary during a debate on security in the nation and the attack on rice farmers in Borno State which left at least 43 persons dead.

The Red Chamber asked the President to restructure and remodel the entire security architecture of the country and investigate allegations of widespread corruption and leakages within the security architecture.

The Senate also recommends the recruitment of 10,000 civilian JTF to complement the efforts of the armed forces and explore a multilateral partnership with Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

Former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima had earlier raised the motion at plenary noting that President Buhari should remove the security chiefs and replace them with new ones with ideas to address the alarming insecurity in the country.

The lawmaker also claimed that 67 farmers were killed in the attack.

He warned that any government that cannot protect the lives of its citizens has lost any iota of legitimacy.


Source: Channels Television

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