Amid worsening insecurity, the Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to replace Service Chiefs with people with fresh ideas and solutions.
The senators made the demand during Tuesday’s plenary as they debated security in the nation and the attack on rice farmers in Borno State which left at least 40 dead. The United Nations say over 110 were killed.
The lawmakers also urged President Buhari to restructure and remodel the entire security architecture and investigate allegations of widespread corruption and leakages within the security architecture.
They further recommended 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, saying Mr. Buhari should sack the security chiefs and replace them with new ones with ideas to address the disturbing insecurity in the country.
According to him, any government that cannot protect the lives of its citizens has lost any iota of legitimacy.
Scores of farmers were killed on Saturday morning around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists while on their way to their farms.
Some of them were also abducted by the insurgents.