For the second time within a period of one month, members of the House of Representatives have passed a vote of no confidence in the Service Chiefs, asking them to resign their appointments with immediate effects.
The House said that the Chiefs have completely run out of new ideas on how to effectively tackle insecurity and rout out Boko Haram insurgents in the north east.
It will be recalled that the House had about a month ago reached a resolution, asking the top military brass to either resign or be sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed them.
Their latest demand, however, stemmed from motion from Hon. Yusuf Buba from Adamawa State under “Matters of Urgent Public Importance” on Tuesday plenary.
The motion titled “The Motion of Urgent National Importance on the need for the Federal Government to provide adequate security, reconstruction and relief materials to parts of my constituency attacked by insurgents and for the Nigerian army review strategy on its current campaign against terrorism”.
Buba raised the motion on the heels of the recent attacks and burning of churches in Garkida community in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
He decried the escalated security situation that had continued to claim innocent lives and property of the people without a corresponding resistance from the security agencies.
He said: “The House notes that in the recent weeks there has been a series upsurge in the activities of boko haram insurgents across many parts of the northern zone which has since 2010 continue to witness incessant attacks by the group. It is easy to recall that in the last few weeks, the Auno in Borno State and Garkida in Adamawa State, attacks including others that are not reported, have left the world asking questions that remained unanswered. These attacks coming ferociously after a time the insurgents were said to have been highly degraded, to say the least, have left our people in even more grave danger and have left our homes, business premises, places of worship, farms and above all lives at the mercy of the insurgents.
“The House is concerned that if nothing urgent is done to increase the numbers of our soldiers by way of massive recruitment, the number of our men on the theatres of conflict sadly will continue to decrease and their moral will drop considerably while our nation may have a sad recourse back to pre-2015. God forbid.”