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Insecurity: CSOs Call For Sack Of Service Chiefs, Warns CDS Against Wrong Security Narrative




Some civil society organisations (CSO), have called for the sack of all Service Chiefs, claiming it will create a fresh avenue for the country’s security architecture to be reorganised.

Naija News reports that their call to President Muhammadu Buhari to fire all service chiefs is against the backdrop of the state of insecurity in the country.

The CSOs, under the aegis of Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKIPEP), and the Conference of Security Consultants in Nigeria, said re-jigging of defence and security strategies was the launch pad to securing maximum citizens’ support.

According to the groups, the sack of the service chiefs is believed would pave the way for a restructured and reorganised security architecture.

Their reaction Naija News learnt is a sequel to a report by a civil society organisation identified as the National Coalition of Concerned Citizens on Peace and Security, which claimed the security situation in the country has abated.

In a jointly signed statement by the National Coordinator of SOKIPEP, Rev Dauda Fadia and National Coordinator of the Conference of Security Consultants in Nigeria, Prof. Hassan Ibrahim Daura, the groups warned the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs against using false narratives on Nigeria’s insecurity.

They argued in the midst of the insecurity ravaging Nigerians, how can people then believe the so-called ‘victory’ narrative pushed through cash-and-carry groups when the Northeast and North West have remained in the grip of enemies of the state?

The groups in the statement stated that “By way of introduction, we state that we are distinguished members of the Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKIPEP), and the Conference of Security Consultants in Nigeria, committed to a secure, peaceful and violence-free Nigeria.

“We categorically state that the narrative put out by the enemies of our nation, with the greatest sense of patriotism, is not a true reflection of what is happening across the six geo-political zones of the country.

“Suffice to say that there has not been any significant improvement in the parlous state of affairs, as far as the security situation in the nation, is concerned.

“We are at a loss as to why some Nigerians will be used to give the impression that all is well, even when facts on the ground point to the contrary.”