The Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development has expressed concern over the security situation across the country demanding decisive actions to end Boko Haram terrorism.
According to The Punch, the CNEEPD Chairman, Zana Goni, in a statement titled We are tired of excuses, sack Service Chiefs now’ called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to as a matter of urgency implement the recent resolution of both Chambers of the National Assembly.
The statement stated, “But we have seen that in spite of the funding of the military by our dear president and the assurances by our service chiefs that things would change, nothing seems to happen to that direction. This is regrettable.
“The worsening security situation in the country is further reinforcing the urgent need to inject new hands with fresh ideas to handle the nation’s security archi¬tecture. We have seen that the security situation under the current service chiefs has reached an unbearable state.
“There is no denying the fact that at this moment, the entire nation is distressed by the incessant mind¬less killing of our citizens and pillaging of defenceless com-munities by insurgents, ban¬dits, and kidnappers. There is no denying the fact also that these have resulted in indescribable agony, anguish and torment to the Nigerian citizens.
“And following these mentioned above, we, the Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development, in the strongest terms, restate the call to Pres¬ident Muhammadu Buhari to honour the resolution of the National Assembly and positions of the majority of Nigerians to im¬mediately remove the service chiefs and bring in new hands to effectively confront the secu¬rity challenges staring us in our face as a nation.