- The Nigerian Army has reacted to Governor Wike’s allegations against Major General Jamil Sarham
- The governor earlier alleged that Sarham compromised security in the state as he was involved in oil theft in the Niger Delta region
- JTF Operation Delta Safe said the allegations are false and a figment of Governor Wike’s imagination
The Nigerian Army has responded to Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike’s allegation that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Maj-Gen. Jamil Sarham, was involved in “illegal” oil bunkering in Niger Delta.
New Telegraph reports that the division, in a statement by its spokesman, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, has absolved the GOC of the allegation, saying same was reckless, spurious and mischievous.
The statement read: “The attention of the 6 Division (NA) has been drawn to a yet another round of bizarre and spurious allegations against the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation Delta Safe Major General Jamil Sarham, by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike in a video clip released to some sections of the press and social media outlets.
"The clip was purportedly released on the 15th of May 2019 by one Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media in which the Governor made unfounded false allegations against the GOC 6 Division.
"Although Nigerian Army do not wish to join issues with the governor, yet it is important to strongly state that the allegations are false and a figment of the Governor Wike’s imagination.
"It is a deliberate effort to tarnish the towering image of the Chief of Army Staff and the General Officer Commanding 6 Division. Needless to say that in response to many accusations against the Division, already some responsible good individuals and groups in Nigeria have exposed the antics of Governor Wike against the leadership of the Division and the NA."
Recall Legit.ng reported that Governor Wike accused Major General Jamil Sarhem of promoting oil theft in the Niger Delta region.
The governor on Wednesday, May 15, made the allegation when he played host to the commander Joint Task Force (JTF), “Operation Delta Safe, Real Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade during a courtesy visit to the State House.
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