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Service Chiefs: Nigerians troll Buratai, call for probe


Former Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, may be out of office but his name will not fly away from the memories of Nigerians that fast with many calling for his probe on Twitter.

Recall that Buratai alongside the three other service chiefs were replaced by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Tuesday, the presidents first move on the position since 2015 and he has received a widespread commendation.

However, within hours of officially becoming Nigeria’s longest-serving ex-Chief of Army Staff after spending 66 months in the position, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to troll Buratai and at the same time called on the president and the International Criminal Court, ICC, to probe him.

You might have forgotten but Nigeria’s insecurity heightened under Buratai’s watch including the October 20, 2020Lekki shootings as well as yesterday Orlu community clash involving the Nigerian soldiers and operatives of the Indigenous People of Biafra known as the Eastern Security Network – ESN.

Furthermore, Nigerians are holding Buratai responsible for his inability to curtail the insecurity in the country including the killings and kidnappings resulting from unchecked acts of the Boko Haram terrorists and the infamous Fulani herdsmen.

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Reacting after the replacement of Buratai, the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged Buhari to probe him.

The PDP said it “demands an immediate inquest into the tenure of the last service chiefs to unravel the circumstances behind the security lapses and compromises as well as accusation of involvement in the alleged looting of funds meant for the equipping and welfare of our troops in the front…”

Also joining the train alongside many Nigerians are former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, who once called for a no-holds-barred fight with the ex-Chief of Army Staff.

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