Appointment Of Security Chiefs Needs Review – Yemi Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the lopsidedness in the appointment of security chiefs in the country needs an urgent review in order to pacify some aggrieved sections of the country and to bring out more efficiency in their operations.

He said, “There is a big challenge. Sometimes, it is not always as it seems. When I went to Benue, I mentioned to them that any attack on churches is sacrilegious and it should be condemned. I was probably one of the few persons that spoke about it. Let’s put it in a context, we must not assume this is an isolated case.

“Deeper Life Bible Church was attacked in the North in 2014 and 17 people were killed. Whatever is happening, we must take a broader look at it. As pastors, when mosques are attacked, we must also speak up. It is good that we also speak up against this as well.

“I agree fully as far as security issues go that we should have a broader approach. There is no reason why there should not be a review. The President ( Muhammadu Buhari) had said he would address it.”

The Vice President said Nigeria could be easily plunged into another round of civil war if the issue of herdsmen killings was not handled with great care and wisdom.

He urged Nigerians to stop reading religious and ethnic meanings to the killings, saying the criminals shedding the blood of the innocent citizens were not discriminatory in their approach.

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