The Nigerian Senate has on Tuesday again asked the president to immediately sack all service chiefs following the continued attack by insurgents and bandits.
This followed a motion by the senator representing Borno Central, Kashim Shettima.
He lamented the recent massacre of scores of farmers in Zambarmari Village in Borno State.
The lawmakers, citing section 14 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, also noted that any government that fails to protect the lives and property of the people has lost its legitimacy.
The motion aside from calling for the sack of service chiefs, further accused the security hierarchy of corruption within the security structure.
A number of the lawmakers further supported the call for the services of mercenaries, to help in the fight against insurgency.
They say the service chiefs have outlived their usefulness.
They also want the president to initiate multilateral and bilateral partnerships, so as to find a lasting solution to the issue of insurgency.
(Editor: Ifeanyi Mark)