- A group has warned politicians against attacking the Nigerian military leadership
- The Middle Belt Conscience Guard said the attack on the military is a distraction against the onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists
- According to the group, some unpatriotic individuals want to continue to keep Nigeria perpetually boiling in avoidable crisis
A Middle Belt pressure group has condemned attacks on the Nigerian military leadership by some politicians.
The Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) said the attack on military leadership by these politicians is an attempt to distract the military from the onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgency and other violent threats to humanity.
Speaking at a press briefing in Jos, Plateau state's capital city, the national coordinator of the group, Raymond Enero, said the military has done remarkably well and should not be distracted by politicians who want to score cheap political points.
Enero argued that the attacks on the military leadership is the handiwork of unpatriotic individuals who want to continue to keep Nigeria perpetually boiling in avoidable crisis
He said it is germane to acknowledge that without the determined intervention of the Army, Nigeria would still have been enslaved by the raging merchants of blood and death across the country .
Enero said: "It could have been worse had the Nigerian Army abdicated on its constitutional responsibility while on these special assignments. We peered into the face of the Northeast now and then, to arrive at these proud testimonies.
"But to us, their determination is irrelevant; neither would the weakening temptations of burying the truth and promoting falsehood, throw us into confusion. We still look at the future with brighter hope under a Buhari Presidency and the leadership of Nigerian Army, by the COAS, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai in securing the lives and property of our people in the Northeast and anywhere else in the country."
Enero also said the Middle Belt group has no reason to doubt that Nigerian troops have done and are still doing their best to maintain this peace for nearly three years of the administration of President Buhari.
He expressed confidence that the enemies of state and Nigerians cannot succeed under whatever guise, because Nigeria now has an Army truly competent.
"Therefore, no Nigerian should be deceived into believing it is the same game as usual. Under General Buratai, aside the inviolable standards of office transparency and accountability, through his various reforms of the Army, every soldier now knows he is not insulated from personal accountability while serving the nation.
"The milestones achieved by this arm of the military springs from the qualitative leadership instituted by the Army chief, as evident in its victorious conquests of Boko Haram terrorists and other insurrectional forces," he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima had reacted to reports of impending attacks in the state by Boko Haram terrorists.
The governor debunked claims that a lake in Alau town, a distance of about five kilometres from the state capital, Maiduguri, had been bombed by Boko Haram insurgents.
Shettima said said that it was one of the embankment that was slightly washed away by water.
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