Shehu Sani, former Kaduna lawmaker has reacted to the call for mercenaries in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.
The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum had told President Muhammadu Buhari to engage mercenaries to fight Boko Haram.
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state also supported the call, adding that the mercenaries would assist the Nigerian military in its ongoing fight against terrorists.
Reacting, Shehu Sani on Tuesday via his Twitter page said the introduction of mercenaries is a vote of no confidence
His tweet read: “The Request for mercenaries is a vote of no confidence in our National security and defence forces.”
Sani also reacting to the call by the Senate on Buhari to replace Service Chiefs wrote: “When we told the President to remove the Service Chiefs because they have failed, the President’s men opposed our motion and told the President not to remove the Service Chiefs; Now they want the Service Chiefs removed and the President is standing by their earlier recommendation. Super glue Service chiefs.”
The Senate on Thursday demanded that the Service chiefs be replaced due to the security situation in the country.
Senate President, Lawan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the process of appointing new ones to salvage the security situation in the country.