Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on the Federal Government to change the service chiefs and bring in new breed of security chiefs with fresh ideas.
The Governor said this on Friday while performing the layin of wreath and parade ceremony organised to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Port Harcourt.
He said that the current service chiefs have tried their best, but they need to be changed.
He added that despite their efforts, the threats appeared to be overwhelming the security agencies.
He said: “A country is as strong as its Armed Forces. Her inability to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency despite years of full military engagement shows that all is not well with our approaches and commitments to the battle against the internal insecurity.
“Today, therefore, also raises the need for all of us to be worried by the deteriorating security situation across the country and restate the call on the federal government to do everything necessary to bring the security threat by Boko Haram and armed bandits to a decisive end in the shortest possible time.
“We thank the service chiefs for their efforts so far in the battle against the insurgents. But we also align with the concern of citizens that having seemingly reached their wit end, they should now give way for fresh hands and ideas to give the fight the impetus that it so strongly needs to ensure that Boko Haram and killer bandits are comprehensively defeated and smoked out of existence.
“The time has come for the federal government to stop the pretense, change strategy, seek help from our friends and confront the urgency of the internal insecurity situation in Nigeria with every weaponry at its disposal to stop the killing, free all hostages and improve the physical security of our country for all Nigerians”.