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Insecurity: Service Chiefs not our main problem – Stan Labo

A retired military top brass and security consultant, Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo (Rtd) has said there is no statutory tenure for service chiefs. Stan-Labo, who is also the Managing Director of Hakes and Partners, said the President may have been persuaded to retain the Service Chiefs because he finds them competent, contrary to alternate views. Stan-Labo told ‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, that the continued stay in office of the current Service Chiefs would affect the career progression of the numerous officers looking up to attaining such heights before leaving the service. The debate over the continued stay in office of the current crop of Service Chiefs is still raging. What is

Source of Boko Haram weapons: Mr President should know better — N’Delta leaders, agitators

THREE days after President Muhammadu Buhari queried service chiefs and the intelligence agencies on Boko Haram’s sources of arms in spite of the closure of Nigeria’s borders, the issue is still raising dust in the polity. A host of eminent Nigerians and groups were divided on the issue with some pooh-poohing the Nigerian leader for the question. Speaking at a three-hour virtual meeting with members of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, Security Committee, and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, President Buhari expressed angst over unceasing onslaught of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, and called for improved intelligence sharing among the security agencies. He queried the service chiefs: “In spite of the fact that borders with