Chief Pius Ozoh Anaekwe has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Service Chiefs over killings in Benue state. Anaekwe, a former President-General of Onitsha Market Amalgamated Traders Association (OMATA), said this on Wednesday in Onitsha, Anambra.
He said the security chiefs had failed in their jobs because of incessant herdsmen attacks.“If for the over two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the Department of States Services, DSS, cannot find out how the herdsmen acquire AK47 they carry about, what is the Director General still doing in office? He should be removed,” Anaekwe said.
“You don’t retain somebody that is not doing well and even go as far as extending his tenure when he is due for retirement.“Nobody wants to say the truth, particularly the political and leadership class who should tell Mr. President the truth on what to do if he does not know. They have deliberately refused to tell him the truth.”
Continuing, he said: “Look at what is happening in the Middle Belt, particularly, Benue State. Are you telling me that the Service Chiefs from the Nigerian Police, Nigeria Army, Navy, Air force, the Department of States Services, DSS cannot suppress the herdsmen from their heinous attack of the people in Benue and other states of the federation?
“The truth is that they are just pretending and refused to advice the President well, if they cannot suppress the herdsmen from killing the people in Benue state, why should Mr. President retain them, he should sack them for their deputies to take over and address the problem.”