By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA—Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, yesterday, challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to overhaul the entire security apparatus, saying that sacking the National Security Adviser, NSA, General Andrew Azazi(rtd), and Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Mohammed, was not enough to address the level of insecurity in the country.
CNPP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu in Abuja, noted that the removal of the two security chiefs was a first step in the right direction, but called for the total overhaul of the security apparatus.
He said: “To us, security apparatus architecture comprises the core commanders, equipment and strategy-cum tactics.
“In this context, the removal of General Azazi and Dr Mohammed is a tip of the iceberg in the genuine effort to arresting the Boko Haram-induced dangerous slide of Nigeria to a failed state.”
“President Jonathan needs to be reminded that the elementary infantry tactics admonishes that in the face of serial loss of battles by a Commander-in-Chief, as is the case with the Boko Haram insurgents, the vital option open to him is total overhaul of security apparatus.
“This theorem is anchored on the truism that if you repeat a failed methodology severally or shy away from scorch-earth sanction policy, the tendency is that you get the same result. It is hard, therefore, to locate how the removal of the two men can make appreciable difference.”