The Katsina State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign immediately as he is unable to arrest the worsening insecurity in the country.
Sani Litti, the state chairman of the NNPP, Sani Litti made the call at a press conference in Katsina on Monday. He said alleged that at least 50,000 Nigerians had lost their lives since 2015.
He called on the National Assembly to commence the impeachment of the President if he refused to resign.
He said: “We reinstate the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resign from office for his inability to secure Nigeria. Insecurity issues keep rising due principally to bad governance including a rise in poverty, poor economic policies, a fall in the standard of living of the people, an upsurge of ethnic militias, an increase in corruption activities, crime and criminal activities, an increase in the use of drugs and several factors.
“In the event of the President refusing to resign, we urge the National Assembly to apply constitutional means to save the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“The government of Nigeria should as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on security in the following states: Katsina; Kaduna; Zamfara; Niger and Sokoto states”
He also called on the Federal Government to hire mercenaries for six months to fight the banditry, insurgents and tribal militias.
“In this respect, we are calling on the Federal Government to immediately hire mercenaries for six months from whenever to fight the rising banditry, insurgency and tribal militias. Similarly, the government should as a matter of urgency recruit one million young Nigerians to be trained as Special Forces to protect and secure the country when the mercenaries leave in six months,” he said.