Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has supported the call made by the Senate to President Muhammadu Buhari for the removal of service chiefs for their inability to curb insecurity in the country.
President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, made this known while speaking to reporters in Enugu on Thursday.
Nwodo noted that the continued failure of the service chiefs to tackle insecurity in the nation is a national and international embarrassment and must be addressed.
He berated the President Spokesman, Femi Adesina, for saying that it is only the President than can remove the service chiefs.
Nwodo added that their continued stay in office in the face of growing insecurity, banditry and terrorism call for serious questioning, saying that Nigerians had lost confidence in current service chiefs.
The Ohanaeze President wondered what was special about the current service chiefs that made them indispensable, adding that it was unconstitutional to keep people in service after they were due for retirement.
He noted that the continued retention of the service chiefs went against the grains of military service, which he said, would breed bad blood among other officers whose career have been stunted by government’s action.