Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, has finally shared his view regarding the call for the sack of service chiefs.
Nigerians have been asking President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs over the growing insecurity in the country.
Buratai urged the President not to be forced into sacking service chiefs.
He said sacking the security heads would not resolve the mishaps, adding that the President knows what the issues are.
He said, “I am tempted not to comment on this particular issue because I am directly involved.”
“However, I want to believe that whatever happens, the commander-in-chief is the right arbiter, and he knows where it pinches, he knows where the problems are. I think the decision should be left to him. He should not be pushed or prompted in this regard.”
Buratai explained that the Boko Haram insurgency was at a phase where everyone, as well as the lawmakers must collectively work together to end the terror reign.
He said, “This is why when you say a particular crop of leaders in the military should be removed for whatever reason, it sounds very odd because we are not addressing the issues.”
“I am not saying this because I am the Chief of Army Staff and I do not want to leave. No, that is not the issue. It is beyond that because this is a national issue, an issue of national pride and national interest.”, he added.
“Those who would cry loudly against the service chiefs are within, and they are the ones who should be more vocal in the things that are not going right.”