Nigerian Army Raises Alarm Over Threat To National Security …Accuses Politicians


Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has   raised the alarm over fresh threats to national security as politicians, according to him, have perfected plans to carry out nefarious activities including bombings and assassinations.

According to Buratai, recent security threat assessment and analysis of the coming elections showed that politicians have made plans to use all means available to truncate the peaceful conduct of the elections.

“There are indications of their intent to take advantage of and to use the farmers/herders crisis, armed political thugs and ethnic militias to perpetrate acts of violence including bombings.”

He said further that, ‘Some of them also intend to infiltrate domestic staff of political opponents, employ mercenaries to carry out acts of assassinations, use the social media for smear campaigns, hate speeches and spread fake news in a bid to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections. We must not allow them succeed.

Buratai made these assertions at a meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding, Operational Commanders and directors at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, Wednesday.

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