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NASS Resolution questions Buhari’s Competence over Security Matters

A resolution by the House of Representatives and comments by the Senate Minority Leader have brought to the fore, the competence of President Buhari to manage the security crisis plaguing the country. At its plenary session on Wednesday, January 29, the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack heads of security agencies in the country over their incompetence and inability to curb the incredible and unprecedented levels of insecurity prevailing throughout the country. In the Senate, the sentiment was similar, with its Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe outrightly calling on the President, Muhammadu Buhari and the government to resign. Majority of Nigerians have been left astounded by the unrestrained banditry and evident inability of the country’s security services to tackle insecurity. Hardly a day passes without multiple reports of citizens being kidnapped or bandits just simply unleashing violence and killings. Speaking in a television programme, the Senate committee Chairman on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume described the levels of insecurity in Nigeria as akin to civil war. The National Assembly’s call for the sack of service chiefs and questions over the President’s competence and capacity to manage the security situation in the country appears to resonate nationwide. There have been countrywide protests by churches who have expressed their concerns about the President’s failings and the inability of the security services to confront criminals and bandits involved in these acts of violence.


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