A Pro-Muhammadu Buhari Group, the Buhari Integrity Group (BIG) has urged the president to consider the likes Major Hamza Almustapha (Rtd) and other serving and retired military officers to inject fresh ideas into dealing with the nation’s security challenges.
The group believe that some of the current head security agencies, considered to be incompetent should be sacked.
National Convener of the BIG, Sampson Anyebe, at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, said Nigeria does not have a shortage of men and women capable of halting the nation’s slide into anarchy noting that all that was required was to give such persons a chance to show case their capabilities.
Anyebe said, “There are capable hands who can assist to deal with security challenges particularly insurgency and the release of Leah Shuaibu and the Chino girls after five years.
“We are here basically to draw attention of the President, Commander – in- Chief of the Armed Forces to the fact that there are patriotic Nigerians like Major Hamza Almustapha (Retd) who are selfless and ready to assist the government to tackle the high level of insecurity in the land.
“Most importantly, we need to draw Mr. President’s attention to the fact that investigations conducted revealed that the retired major was instrumental to the release of the Islamic clerics and prayer warriors who were abducted but released few days later without any ransom.”
The group’s coordinator noted that the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration deserved commendation for it’s giant strides in revamping the economy and giving the nation a new lease of life.
He noted that it was also to the credit of the administration that it took power in 2015 at a time the security and economic situation in the country had deteriorated to a near hopeless situation.
According to him, 14 local government areas in Borno State were under the control of Boko Haram insurgents while fuel queues during festive periods were becoming common place.
He stressed that to this administration’s credit the situation has improved for the better because no local government area was today under Boko Haram rule and fuel queues have disappeared.
The group said what was now required to improve on these gains was to deal with the growing security challenges to create the right atmosphere for business to thrive to creat jobs for our teeming unemployed youths and the economy will be the better for it.