Sack of service chiefs not tied to public opinion-Presidency


Amid rising reports of insecurity and killings by insurgents, which has escalated calls for sacking of service chiefs, the presidency has said the demands for the sack of service chiefs is not the solution to the security challenges in the country.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in an interview with newsmen said the appointment and sack of service chiefs are not tied to public demands.

“The clamour for the sack is out of place considering that the president is not subject to the opinion of opposition political party which has clamoured for this all the time,”

“It is entirely his (Buhari) determination; he decides who he keeps as his service chiefs and for how long.”

Shehu had earlier criticized the slain farmers for going to their farmlands without military clearance.

He later said his statement was not aimed at being less-empathetic about the loss of lives but to emphasize the need for caution in working around the area.


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