Service chiefs, generals must remain in Kaduna till abducted schoolchildren are free – Bukarti

Security expert, Bulama Bukarti has advised President Bola Tinubu to station service chiefs and generals at military barracks in Kaduna State until the abducted schoolchildren in Kuriga village, Chikun Local Government Area, are rescued from bandits.

Bukarti proposed the deployment of top military officers to combat the ongoing attacks during his appearance on Channels Television’s “Politics Today” on Thursday. He emphasized the need for President Tinubu to mandate these senior military personnel to confront the insurgents.

“While acknowledging the strain on the Nigerian military, with its current extensive responsibilities, there remains an abundance of generals and military personnel within the barracks,” Bukarti stated.

“If I were President Tinubu, I am going to deploy each and every general, no general will stay in any barracks and no service chief will be deployed in Abuja, all will be deployed to the field and I will give them a deadline, for example, to rescue the current set of boys and girls abducted,” Bukarti said.

He said that it was time the Nigerian government let its Western allies know that if they did not supply the nation with weapons, they would be classified as enemies of Nigeria.

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The security expert said Nigeria cannot be in this situation and its Western allies would be citing flimsy excuses to deny the country weapons needed to fight insurgency.

He also charged the government to flush out corruption from the security and law enforcement expenditure, alleging that corruption is inhibiting the ability of security agencies to respond effectively and motivate the soldiers on the battlefield.

Bukarti maintained that Nigeria has the capacity and the wherewithal to bring back the kidnapped schoolchildren. He said the country needs to act decisively by deploying ground troops.

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