Crime and Security
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukru Buratai has traced the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria to politicians that lost out in the 2019 general elections.
The army chief accused the politicians of being behind kidnapping, herdsmen attacks and other forms of criminality in the country.
He made the allegation when he received the Chairman House Committee on the Army in Maiduguri on Wednessday, where he pointed out that he has advised the suspected politicians..
His words, ”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.
“We have some strong evidence but we are still being conscious so that we don’t get it wrong but the best is to advice these politicians”