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Reps insist service chiefs must go

Members of the House of Representatives have condemned the recent attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, insisting that heads of the armed forces should resign or be sacked.

Those who made the call include the minority caucus and members from Southern Kaduna, where armed herdsmen and militias are wreaking havoc.

The minority caucus said it was alarmed by the attack on Zulum, saying the sad event had again reinforced the urgent need to review the country’s security architecture.

The Minority Leader of the House, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Friday, titled ‘Attack on Governor Zulum: Reps Caucus Restates Call for Sack of Service Chiefs,’ urged the Presidency to implement the recent resolution of both chambers of the National Assembly, asking the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to sack the service chiefs.

The Senate had on July 21, 2020, asked the service chiefs to step down, following the killings of soldiers fighting insurgency and banditry in parts of northern Nigeria. But the Presidency disagreed, saying it was the prerogative of the President to appoint and sack service chiefs.

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