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Insecurity: Stop Telling Lies To Nigerians, Group tells Buhari

A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, CHRSJ, has asked  President Muhammadu Buhari to stop lying to the good people of the country about the current security situation in the country.

The group’s Executive Chairman, Adeniyi Sulaiman, in a statement on Wednesday, said the security situation is contrary to the position of the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina that the country is more secure than it was before President Buhari assumed office in 2015.

The group recalled that a few years back, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed had told Nigerians that the Federal Government had technically won the war against Boko Haram sect, “knowing-fully well that President was just paying lip service to the security challenges facing the country”.

CHRSJ, however, thrown its support to the position of the Senate which passed a vote of no-confidence on the Military, Police and other security agencies in the country, following the high spate of crime witnessed across Nigeria recently.

The group, therefore, called for the rejigging of the present security architecture of the country.

It declared that all the current service chiefs should be relieved of their appointment, lamenting how the Boko Haram sect, herdsmen, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminals have been having field days and been waxing stronger in the country.

“The Senate during a debate on Wednesday on the insecurity situation in the country unanimously agreed that the security structure in the country has totally collapsed and failed woefully,” the group stated.

While speaking on the State of the Nation, Mr Sulaiman maintained that the current nation’s security architecture could no longer contain the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

Speaking further, Mr Sulaiman saluted the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe for his uncommon courage to call on President Buhari to resign as nation’s President over his alleged failure to secure the country from terrorism.

Mr Sulaiman who doubles as Convener, Save Lagos Group, SLG, therefore urged the Buhari-led Federal Government to wake up from its slumber by allowing the devolution of the security structure of the country, saying that Nigeria could not continue with the failed current security system.

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