The minority caucus in the Nigerian House of Representatives led by Ndudi Elumelu have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the military service chiefs following a Boko Haram attack on the convoy of Governor Zulum of Borno State.
The Minority caucus in a statement issued by its leader in the House, Hon. Elumelu stated that the service chiefs need to step aside because they were incapable of solving the insecurity problems in the country.
Governor Zulum was prevented from entering Baga town by Boko Haram elements who attacked his convoy. The Governor was on his way to distribute relief items to indigenes of the state living in Baga affected by Covid-19 and the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Governor expressed his displeasure at the development and accused the military of complicity in the attack on his convoy.
In response to the incident, Elumelu issued a statement on Friday asking the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the resolution of both Houses of the National Assembly and remove the military service chiefs.
Elumelu wrote; “The worsening security situation in the country under the current Service Chiefs has reached an unbearable state to the extent that insurgents have the temerity to attack the convoy of a state governor.
“This is more so with the insistence by Governor Zulum of compromise of the security system in the area, allegedly creating an opening to the attack; a position that validates the call for immediate reorganizing of the nation’s security architecture.
“We the opposition lawmakers hereby in the strongest terms restate the call to President Muhammadu Buhari to honor the resolution of the National Assembly and immediately remove the Service Chiefs and bring in new hands to effectively confront the security challenges confronting our nation.”