The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, on Thursday came hard on security chiefs in the country, declaring that the nation is at war.
It chided the security chiefs for failing in their responsibilities in protecting lives and properties.
The National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Chijioke Ugwoke, stated this at the 33rd National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the union at the Bayero University Kano, BUK, Kano State.
He said that though the federal government would say that the country was not at war, for the union, with the incessant killings of innocent people, Nigeria was at war.
He said, “Nigerian government sees itself not being at war, but to us Nigeria is at war. The way people are being killed everyday is worse than anywhere there is war.
“SSANU is appealing to the Federal Government for the Service Chiefs to sit up. SSANU believes that the Service Chiefs have failed to maintain peace and security.”
He also lamented that it was only when the merchants of death had finished their heinous act that security will appear to only carry dead bodies to hospitals
“It is commendable that government has acted this way, SSANU commends the Federal Government for the abolition of tuition fees but they should go further than this, there are other fees that are being paid up to N100,000.”
On the political scene, the SSANU National President cautioned politicians to be mindful of their actions in order not to set the country on fire.
He said, “The leadership of various political parties should be very cautious. They should warn their members to desist from using thuggery to achieve their aims. We believe democracy has come to stay in Nigeria and people should play the game according to the rules.”
“A situation where the mace will be snatched in the chamber during plenary does not tell good about the democracy. The National Assembly should be allowed to do there job and the executive should also be allowed to do its job.”