The foresight of President Muhammadu Buhari in resisting the calls to sack his service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has been commended by a pro-Buhari organization, the Re-elect Buhari Movement, (RBM). The RBM in a statement by its convener, Mr. Emmanuel Umohinyang, a lawyer, said that recent experience has shown that the President digs deep in arriving at decisions on important national affairs, stressing specifically that, “recent successes in the war against terrorism and criminality have shown that the security heads have the capacity to deliver.”
Umohinyang added that though Nigeria was still facing some challenges in tackling insecurity, the armed forces and the police have shown that they are on top of the game, judging by recent developments.
He, therefore, advocated for the support of every stakeholder for the security chiefs to forge ahead in carrying out their assignments instead of needless criticisms.
He said, “Since their appointment, the service chiefs and the IGP have shown character. They have shown quality leadership, and we have equally seen from the results from the field security wise, especially the decimation of Boko Haram in the North East. We cannot but give them kudos.
“This could not have happened if the President had not been diligent in selecting these characters, so my take is that generally, the service chiefs have performed, though we still have incidents of attacks here and there.
“These attacks are unlike what we had in the past. You can see that for the first time after a long while in our history, we can now hold our independence parade at the Eagles Square. Don’t forget that since the attacks alleged to have been carried out by the Niger-Delta militants under Goodluck Jonathan.
, during almost all independence anniversaries, they have avoided the Eagles Square.”