Buhari is Not Prepared To Put an End To Herdsmen Killing – Waku
The Herdsmen killing spree might not come to an end soon despite the promises by the Federal Government.
Senator Joseph Waku disclosed this on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, revealing that President Muhammadu Buhari and his Service Chiefs were not concerned about the killings.
Speaking with newsmen in Kaduna, particularly on the killing spree by suspected Killer herdsmen, Waku stated that he has zero confidence in the ability of the sitting service chiefs to do the what needs to be done and protect the citizens of this great Nation.
“The state of the nation, security wise in Nigeria today is appalling. What is happening in terms of maiming and killings arising from Fulani herdsmen/farmers clash is a disaster for this country”, he described stressing that “with the prevailing situation, nobody dares go to farm anymore.
“From all indications, our security has failed and there can be no better description than to say this, hence I concurred the calling by the National Assembly that all service chiefs be fired but rather, they have had their tenures extended”, Waku lamented.
During his earlier interview with The Sun newspaper, Waku explains what extension of one’s tenure of office means for better understanding saying “when you extend somebody’s tenure of office it means he has carried out a successful assignment not yet satisfactorily concluded.
“Thus, you give him more time, an opportunity, to carry out the job to a logical conclusion. Be that as it may, what the extension given to the service chiefs mean now is that yes, there were killings but not killings have been achieved, they should, therefore, be allowed to kill as many as possible before changing them.
“If this was not the case, why keeping them when they are doing nothing to make a difference”, he queried as according to him “they are even overdue for retirement, let alone removing them”.
Waku also questioned the attitude of the Inspector General (IG) of Police
While declaring that “this is not the best” of an appointed officer, Senator Waku said if he were Mr President he would have sacked him for flouting his order but “but the President knows why he kept him there, maybe to do his bidding and the bidding is to allow Nigerians to be killed we do not know.
“In all the developments, what I have to say now is that Nigeria will continue to be what it is until we have the right people in the right position”, the senator remarked.