A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social
Justice(CHRSJ) has warned the President and Commander-in-Chief of
Armed Forces, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari to stop lying to the good
people of the country about the current security situation in the
land, saying that the present Federal Government under his watch have
not done much in securing the people of the land, in contrary to the
position of the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina that the country
is more secure than it was before President Buhari assumed office.
It recalled that few years back, Buhari’s Minister of Information and
Culture, Mr. Lai Muhammed had told Nigerians that the Federal
Government had technically won the war against Boko Haram sect,
knowingfully well that President was just paying lip service to the
security challenges facing the country.
CHRSJ, however, thrown its support to the position of the Senate which
passed a vote of no-confidence on the Military, Police and other
security agencies in the country, following the high spate of crime
witnessed across Nigeria recently, calling for the rejig of the
present security architecture of the country.
It explained that all the current service Chiefs should be relieved of
their appointment, noting that the Boko Haram sect, herdsmen, armed
bandits, kidnappers and others criminals have field day and also, been
waxing stronger in the country, in spite of the claims by the heads of
Buhari’s security agencies that they have disseminated the criminal
activities of these groups.
The Senate during a debate on Wednesday on the insecurity situation in
the country unanimously agreed that the security structure in the
country has totally collapsed and failed woefully.
While speaking on the State of the Nation, through a signed statement
on Wednesday over the recent incessant killings in some part of the
country, the group’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi
Sulaiman, maintained that the current nation’s security architecture
could not contain spate of insecurity in Nigeria, adding that the
current security situation in the land was nothing to write home
Speaking further, Comrade Sulaiman who saluted the Senate Minority
Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe for his uncommon courage to call on
President Buhari to resign as nation’s President because of his
(Buhari) government failure to secure the country from terrorism.
It would be recalled that Senator Abaribe made the resignation call of
the President during the Senate plenary on Wednesday, while the Senate
discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to
restructure the current security architecture.
Abaribe, who was the first to contribute to the motion, faulted the
president for failing to tackle the security challenges in the
country, wondering why the president would be claiming to be surprised
at the rising spate of insecurity in the land.
Sulaiman who doubles as Convener, Save Lagos Group (SLG),therefore
urged Buhari led Federal Government to wake up from its slumber by
allowing the devolution of the security structure of the country, as
Nigeria could not continue with the failed current security system,
advising the Federal Government to stop playing politics with the
security situation of the country as being done by Presidential