The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called for the dismissal of the Service Chiefs and Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, over persistent terrorists attacks on government institutions and their failure to provide adequate security for Nigerians.
The factional Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, while insisting that President Muhammadu Buhari must dismiss the security heads as they had failed the nation.
He condemned the terrorists’ attack on Kuje Correctional Centre, describing it as a national disaster and shame to the country.
Isiguzoro maintained that President Buhari must replace the Service Chiefs and the Minister of Defence in order to improve security in the country so as not to endanger the lives of Nigerians.
He said that “If that is not done, Nigerians will continue to live in fear” adding that “Mr. President has chosen to be adamant and has continued to appoint service chiefs from one side of the nation.”
“So, we wish to condemn and express our condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in the Kuje Prison attack by suspected members of Boko Haram sect.”
Furthermore, he said, “Also, we wish to use this opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful by dismissing the service Chiefs including the minister for Defense and make fresh appointments in which the three major regions will be represented.
“Just three months ago, bandits attacked an Abuja-Kaduna train, killed dozens of passengers and abducted many and until now those abducted have not been released or rescued by the military.
“Last week, in what we considered as major blow was the killing of 37 soldiers and policemen in Shiroro in Niger State by terrorists.
“And two days ago, it was Kuje Prison and the convoy of Mr. President. We are no longer talking of the Chibok schoolgirls and the rest, again.”