A Member of the Borno State House of Assembly, Yakubu Gambo, has urged Nigerians to desist from calling for the replacement of service chiefs.
According to him, “Calling for the sack of service chiefs is unpatriotic and uncalled for.”
He said this on Friday, in Gombe, at a reception after the wedding fatihah of Fatima Umor, the daughter of the chairman of the Gombe State chapter of the National Association of Road Transport Owners, Alhaji Umor Ibrahim Viukutha.
Fielding questions from newsmen on the spate of insurgency in Borno, Gambo explained that “security agents are one out of us, they are not gods, they need information to work with, they need our support, they need our people.”
According to him, with the information and cooperation of the populace, the insurgency will end in no time.
He said, “As a person, I have no doubt in our security system and apparatuses, I am not in doubt of the Nigeria security agents being able to end insurgency; I have absolute trust and confidence in them.
“As I said, they need information from us because persons from Warri and Okrika in Port Harcourt fighting insurgency in Borno may not know how to move, all he has is just a gun, he needs to know the routes especially the hinterlands.
“It is we the Borno people that will lead him to what is happening and where it is happening. Without information he may not get it right,” he expressed.
On the call for a change of service chiefs, Gambo stated, “I am not in support of this call. Before now, we could not gather the way we gathered today, it was bomb everywhere; attacks on churches, mosques, markets and schools were the order of the day.
“Without no gainsaying, the insurgency has significantly reduced. All that the security chiefs need now is to buckle up and give more of their best,” he added.
Gambo, chairman of the House committee on water resources also applauded the courage of Governor Babagana Umar Zulum for his undaunted courage to face the insurgency menace in Borno.