Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president has said he is not going to sack the service and has blamed Libya for being responsible for insecurity in Nigeria.
Mr. Garba Shehu, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the Nigerian military has done well and deserves appreciation and support from the citizens.
Those who are castigating the president over insecurity, do not have the kind of information at his disposal, hence they do not qualify to make an informed comment on the real issues.
The Buhari’s media man added that the increase in Boko Haram attacks is as a result of arms proliferation from Libya.
Shehu made the president’s decision on the sack of service chief known on Monday when he appeared on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) ‘Good Morning Nigeria.
“Our Armed Forces are doing an enormously good job, they are not sitting on their laurels but the challenges have mounted because of factors extraneous to the region and Nigerians should have an appreciation and be sympathetic and see that all of the things about the collapse of Libya is no fairytale, Shehu said.
“Europeans for their competing interests in Libya were dropping weapons into villages in Libya. A lot of these elements have found their way into ungoverned spaces in the Sahel. Could it be better with the sacking of the service chiefs? My sense is that the President as the commander-in-chief is not a novice in the first instance” he added.
“He was a military commander, a military head of state and the latitude of opinions intellectual, security, military available to him is not available to most of the critics. So, it is wrong of them to interlope in a way and begin to speak on matters of which they do not have the competence to pass judgment. I hope I don’t seem arrogant but I am stating facts as they are.”