Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack all military chiefs in the country immediately.
HausaToday reports that the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was reacting to the insecurity rocking the nation and the recent attack on the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
In a post on his Twitter handle on Thursday, Fani-Kayode insisted that his resolve to keep speaking the truth was not that of rebellion.
While maintaining that Nigeria must come first, the APC stalwart called for the sacking of all military chiefs, specifically the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Farouk Yahaya.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “It is increasingly difficult to comprehend the glaring incompetence and lack of patriotism, professionalism, diligence, and courage of the leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“Is this the same military that once proudly led ECOMOG to victory in the West African sub-region? Is this the same military that once gave the Chadians and Libyans a bloody nose? Is this the same military that once faced down the Cameronians and French in the Bakassi Peninsulas?
“Is this the same military that once kept us safe and protected us from enemies within and without? Is this the same military that was once led by Murtala Mohammed, Benjamin Adekunle, Olusegun Obasanjo, T.Y. Danjuma, Sani Abacha, and Ibrahim Babangida.
“Is this the same military that was once regarded as the most powerful & effective fighting force in sub-Saharan Africa? Is this the same military that politicians and our people once spoke of with respect & in whispered tones.
“How are the mighty fallen! Who will defend us from these foreign barbarians and invaders now? Who will stand against the terrorists that have plagued our land and that slaughter our people like Sallah rams and Xmas turkeys?
“This is no longer about party politics. This is now about saving the lives of our people who are being butchered and terrorized in a most horrendous way.
“The entire military high command & the COAS have to go, and the FG has to do far more to protect our people. We owe them that much. To criticize our own where we have gone wrong, though rare and unfashionable, is an act of patriotism and not one of rebellion. Nigeria must come FIRST!”