Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on the Federal Government to change the Service Chiefs to give space for new thoughts and methodology in handling the dangers of internal security.
The governor, Wike settled on the decision during the wreath laying and parade ceremony put in place to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Port Harcourt on Friday.
The governor, who recognized the endeavors made so far by the nation’s security chiefs in the fight against insurgents, noted anyway that in spite of full military commitment with Boko Haram and bandits, the dangers give off an impression of being overpowering on the nation’s security agencies.
Governor Wike stated, Boko Haram, bandits and killer herders have kept on overrunning networks, arbitrarily murdering and abducting helpless individuals.
As indicated by him, these insurgents have likewise decimated private and public property without any difficulty, and it is the ideal opportunity for the Federal Government to make an unequivocal move and end such menace.
“A nation is as strong as its Armed Forces. Her failure to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency notwithstanding long periods of full military commitment shows that everything isn’t well with our methodologies and responsibilities to the fight against the internal security.
“Today, consequently, additionally raises the need to for us all to be worried by the disintegrating security across the nation and restate the call on the Federal Government to do all things needed to bring the security threat by Boko Haram and armed bandits to a definitive end in the most limited conceivable time.
“We thank the Service Chiefs for their endeavors so far in the fight against the insurgents. Yet, we additionally line up with the worry of citizens that having apparently reached their wit end, they should now give way for new hands and thoughts to give the battle the driving force that it so unequivocally needs to guarantee that Boko Haram and killer bandits are extensively crushed and cleared out of presence.
“The time has arrived for the Federal Government to stop the pretence, change procedure, look for help from our companions and stand up to the direness of the internal security situation in Nigeria with each weaponry available to it to stop the slaughtering, free all hostages and improve the physical security of our nation for all Nigerians,” he said.
The governor expressed that all Nigerians are charitable recipients of the different penances made by the Armed Forces as they put their life in line to defend the nation.
According to Governor Wike, the least obligation each Nigerian owes the soldiers, veterans, and their families is to keep on recollecting, respect and commend them for their remarkable courage in service and sacrifice to the nation.
“On this solemn day and event hence, we join the rest of our nation to respect and honor every one of our officers who lost their lives at the different battlefields in the service of our country.
“We likewise salute and honor each serving member of Nigerian Armed Forces continuing today in the noble tradition of those before them dutifully defending our nation’s territorial integrity.
“They are fighting to keep us safe and secured in the face of insurgencies from Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal elements posing a threat on our peace and security across the nation.
“Our dearest nation is still together, existing and waxing stronger as one unified, free, and democratic nation in light of your responsibility and sacrifice to its solidarity and progress.
“As Nigerians, our collective desire is to have a nation where we would all be able to live in solidarity, freedom and security. A nation where our kids and grand kids can live in relative comfort and take a stab at a more promising time to come,” he expressed.
Governor Wike expressed the need to have a lasting reward framework for officers and men of the Armed Forces to encourage them in their sacrifices to the nation.
He said his administration has kept on executing such financial support strategy for security personnel of Rivers origin as a result of the worth it puts on the selfless sacrifices they make to keep Nigeria united and in harmony.