The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has accused disgruntled politicians who lost in the 2019 general elections, of being behind kidnapping, herdsmen attacks and other forms of criminality in the country.
The Army chief made the allegation when he received the Chairman House Committee on the Army in Maiduguri on Wednesday May 15th.
Buratai during the meeting said
”The myriad 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 that it is a fallout of the just concluded general election.
“There are political class interests, politicians in particular who saw their defeats as a way of trying to revenge, sponsoring these criminal activities even the bandits, the farmers and herders. There are strong political undertones and strong political influences including (in these) kidnappings.
We use this opportunity to call on the chairman house committee on army to prevail on some of these politicians, to really look at national interest first, before any political or sectional interest.