Sacking service chiefs won’t end Boko Haram – Buratai
The chief of army staff ; Tukur Yusuf Buratai has stated that sacking of service chiefs will not put an end to insurgency in the country
In an interview with TheCable and THISDAY/ARISE in Lagos on Tuesday February 11, Buratai advised that the president should not be pushed towards sacking his chiefs of staff.
He believes doing that won’t solve the escalating attacks by Boko Haram becahse ‘he knows what the problems are’.
“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
“We are into a very serious issue which should not be taken lightly.
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.
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.”
He stated that it’s been difficult to wipe out Boko Haram because the “brainwashing and indoctrination” that created the group started off over 30 years.
He also insisted that the Nigerian army has won the war against insurgency as Boko Haram insurgents do not control any territory in Nigeria.