The Northern Youth Association of Nigeria (NYAN) has strongly criticized calls for the dismissal of “non-performing” service chiefs, denouncing such demands as divisive and counterproductive. The association condemned what it termed an “ill-motivated” attempt to disrupt the newly established military hierarchy for selfish interests.
Addressing the press in Bauchi, NYAN President Comrade Godiya T. Adams rebuked the proponents of the dismissal, cautioning against hasty actions targeting the current military leadership. Adams dismissed the credibility of certain figures, including Shettima, President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, accusing them of promoting ethnic bigotry and fostering discord.
NYAN emphasized the substantial progress made under the current military leadership, particularly in combating the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, and other security challenges plaguing the nation. Adams highlighted the restoration of peace in regions previously embroiled in conflict, citing Governor Babagana Zulum’s affirmation of improved security conditions in Borno State.
The association commended the efforts of the Chief of Defense Staff, General Musa, applauding his strategic initiatives and collaborative approach with other security agencies. Adams expressed solidarity with the families of fallen soldiers and civilian victims, acknowledging the sacrifices made in the pursuit of national security.
In light of recent controversies surrounding the military’s performance, NYAN stressed the importance of a unified approach to addressing security concerns, urging restraint and cooperation to facilitate lasting solutions. The press conference, NYAN clarified, aimed to underscore a patriotic commitment to national security and to discourage opportunistic exploitation of insecurity for political gain.