Banditry/Insurgency: Removing service chiefs will not solve insecurity in Nigeria- Ex warrant officer
Chima Azubuike, Gombe
A retired warrant officer of the Nigeria Army, David Kadri has said the removal of service chiefs is not the way out of the lingering insecurity in the country.
Kadri who doubles as the chairman of Gombe state chapter of Nigeria legion, called on collaborative efforts in winning the war against the myriad of security challenges.
He disclosed this in an interview with correspondents, shortly after launch of the Armed Forces remembrance day and appeal fund in the state, on Thursday.
Kadri said, “The removal of the service chiefs will not solve the problem in my own opinion. The best thing to do is to unite; the civilians and the military those in service and we the retirees to contribute to ensure all things go well. The removal of service chiefs will not solve the security problems of this country.
“The issue of security is a burning issue, we on our part as retired soldiers. There is a saying that once a lion is always lion and a dead lion can never be called a cat because it is dead. Anywhere we see anything that is wrong we have to intimate security agencies, on our own part if there is anything we can do at that material time, we will give our own quota.”
While stressing the support of officers of the legion, Kadri added that, “of course Nigeria appreciates what we had done. It is through our collaborative efforts that we united the country that everyone is enjoying. They always thank the soldiers, both serving and retired.”
Meanwhile, Wodi Patricia urged government to continue to support families of retired officers.
Patricia wife of retired Sgt. Yuwel wodi, who served for 35 years in the army, bemoaned the flow of resources.