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Disregard call for sack of service chiefs, Yoruba group urges Buhari

President Buhari and the Service Chiefs in a meeting. (File photo)
The National Committee of Yoruba Youth has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to disregard the calls being made in some quarters, for the sack of the nation’s Service Chief over increasing violence being witnessed in some part of the country.
The group said it based his position, on the politicization of the violence being witnessed in some parts of the country, whereas, “people who are supposed to work with government and the affected communities, as stakeholders, have resorted into making political gains, out of these unfortunate incidences that have led to the loss of lives on many Nigerians and properties.” The group further said it sees these calls, “as a serious attempt at demoralizing the nation’s armed forces, who are currently engaged in tackling series of insurgencies and internal security challenges, many of which are politically motivated, by some self-serving politicians and their sympathisers”
The group’s position is contained in a statement issued and signed on its behalf in Ibadan on Tuesday, by its President, Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji.
“We are really dismayed, over the inability of these persons, who are desperate about making political gains through the present situation, and are spearheading the call for the sack of the service chiefs, to acknowledge the efforts and landmark achievements, that have been made by the Nigerian military in the fight against insurgency, and other form of banditry across the nation, over the past few months.”
“As patriotic Nigerians, we have observed the series of a well-funded and politically orchestrated falsehood and the campaign of calumny against our Military especially the Nigerian Army from some politicians and self-serving individuals. While it is an open secret that some unpatriotic politicians are behind the recruitment and arming of these various ethnic militias terrorising our various communities. We also strongly condemn the attempt to politicise our nation’s security and the patriotism and selflessness of our service chiefs and their personnel.” the statement added
The group thereby urged President Buhari and Nigerians, to ignore the calls, while also urging Nigerians to support the nation’s security agencies, in tackling the ugly trend of violence presently being witnessed in some parts of the country. It also urged the Federal government to improve its financial obligations to the nation’s armed forces, in order to improve their capacity, towards effectively tackling the unfortunate crisis, being witnessed in some parts of the Country.  (Nigerian Tribune)

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