Opposition behind falsehood against Nigerian Military - Coalition

Opposition behind falsehood against Nigerian Military - Coalition

- The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has alleged opposition party of leading other disgruntled politicians to sponsor falsehood just to demoralise the Nigerian Military

- CATE said the opposition in alliance with international NGOs and some third party nations are taking up the previous plot of portraying an entirely turbulent situation in the northeast

- According to the coalition, the Nigerian military remains better equipped than the terrorists evident in its series of the sensational onslaught

A coalition has accused the opposition party of leading other disgruntled politicians to sponsor falsehood just to demoralise the Nigerian Military.

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) during a press conference on Monday, September 23, in Abuja said the opposition in alliance with international NGOs and some third party nations are taking up the previous plot of portraying an entirely turbulent situation in the northeast.

In a statement signed by CATE's national coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, the group revealed that the media reports on the operations of the Nigeria Military in the northeast to cast the impression that the gallant troops have become inferior to remnants of Boko Haram/ Islamic State (ISWAP).

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The group urged that the Nigerian military remains better equipped than the terrorists evident in its series of the sensational onslaught.

However, the group also called on the military not to be distracted by this kind of ploy as the opposition and his cronies are hell-bent on unleashing terror for their selfish interest.

Onoja said the report titled: "We need better arms to fight Boko Haram - Military commanders" is a cooked up a narrative of troops being confined to Shilka guns, T-72 Tanks and Soviet-era relics as equipment for fighting the terrorists.

"The dating of equipment, as attempted in that report, gave away the fact that its sponsors are unfamiliar with the fact that the age of hardware is not necessarily a setback when they are well maintained," Onoja said.

He said the report went on to create the impression that troops are constantly on the run whenever they have to confront the terrorists.

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"While it true that the sponsors of such malicious reports have been airdropping weapons and supplies to terrorists, especially beyond Nigeria’s borders, the Nigerian military remains better equipped than the terrorists and have continued to do damage to Boko Haram and ISWAP," he said.

Onoja further said that the group would not hesitate to comprehensively expose the network that is being used to implement this anti-peace agenda.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Army have launched a new mode of identification for residents of the northeast region.

The Nigerian Army also called on residents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to always carry along their verifiable identity cards.

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