Nigeria has witnessed alarming numbers of avoidable deaths under Buhari government says northern elders

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The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development,(CNEEPP) has said the rate of avoidable deaths and losses of properties in Nigeria witnessed during the last seven years of Muhammadu Buhari government is unprecedented. The group, therefore, urged Buhari to sack the National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.) as a result of the country’s escalating insecurity. Additionally, the elders requested Buhari to fire all of the nation’s Service Chiefs. The removal of Monguno and the Service Chiefs, according to CNEEPP, would improve security throughout the nation during the general elections in 2023. Security personnel no longer have faith in Monguno and the Service Chiefs, according to a statement from the group’s National Coordinator, Zana Goni.

The statement reads, “Nigerians in 2015 and 2019 voted President Buhari to power in anticipation that as a former military head of state and a retired General, he was the right person to deal decisively with all forms of threats to the security of the people.

“But over seven years down the line, rather than abate, insecurity has escalated, thereby, exposing great numbers of people to avoidable deaths and loss of property in a manner that history has never witnessed.

“While we recognise President Buhari’s prerogative to appoint, sack or replace service chiefs, at the same time, he swore an oath to protect the lives and property of every Nigerian citizen.

“Sack of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) the Service Chiefs to boost the war against insecurity in the country as the 2023 general elections draw close,” the elders said.

“The motivation is to remove the NSA, and all the service chiefs as both junior and senior officers have lost confidence in the leadership of the security agencies.”

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