AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General, Tukur Buratai, has said the Army has strong evidence that the myriads of security challenges currently facing the nation were sponsored by some politicians who lost 2019 elections.
General Buratai, who disclosed this when the House Committee on Army paid a visit to the Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Command in Maiduguri on Wednesday, said: “Myriads of security challenges we are facing right now in the northwest, north central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so is the fall-out of the just-concluded general elections.
“There are political class interest politicians in particular who saw their defeats as a way of trying to revenge, sponsoring these criminal activities even the banditry, the farmers and herders.”
“There are strong political undertone and strong political influence including the kidnappings, I want use this opportunity to call on the chairman and honourable members to prevail on some of these politicians to really look at National interest first before any other political or sectional interest. We have some strong evidence but we are still being concerned so that we won’t get it wrong“, COAS added.
He said the best thing was to advise these politicians who are bent on bringing the nation down or inflicting injuries on innocent Nigerians to desist or force ti face the full wrath of the full wrath of the law
General Buratai said: “Boko Haram dies no longer a threat to Nigeria, as our troops have dealt with the insurgents, they only attacking soft targets and our formations to show relevance. The Boko Haram terroiststs are known for resilience and trying to breathe on propaganda”.
Earlier, the Chairman, House Committee on Army, Hon. Rimmade Shawulu, said they were in Borno with Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Command as part of their over sight functions and see things for themselves.
“Thus the visit will be our last official visit, as we round off the 8th National Assembly. We are going to write our report and leave to the incoming National Assembly for them to study and work on in their future legislative and oversight function”, the Chairman of the committee said.
The committee was also at the Military cemetery and the Military Hospital, where they laid wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes and sympathised and prayed for those injured in the war front.
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