- Nigerians have been urged to support the service chiefs in Nigeria in the fight against insurgency across the country
- A coalition said some disgruntled politicians are behind the growing spate of insurgency in the northeast
- According to the coalition, these politicians want to cause the disintegration of the country by sowing seeds of hate among citizens
A coalition has called on Nigerians to support the country's service chiefs in the fight against terrorism amidst conspiracy by disgruntled politicians.
The Coalition for Democracy and Development at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, February 16, said there is a plot by some politicians and groups to disintegrate Nigeria through sponsorship of acts of terrorism across the northeast region.
The coalition's director enlightenment, Grace Ojukwu, said the successes gained by the military in the fight against terrorism since the advent of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ojukwu said there is a grand plot by some politicians and sponsors of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group to mobilize over 2000 youths to stage a protest against the service chiefs in the country on Monday, February 17.
She called on Nigerians to come out in number to challenge anyone acting on the gimmicks of Boko Haram and their sponsors to carry out any protests to destabilize the country.
While pledging support for President Buhari and the service chiefs, the group, however, vowed to reveal the identities of the Boko Haram sponsors should they proceed with the protest.
"These Boko Haram sponsors have been distributing vast sums of monies to see to the actualization of their evil agenda against Nigeria, which is ultimately aimed at embarrassing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for his stance on the unity of Nigeria," Ojukwu said.
Ojukwu said Nigerians must realize that, but for the commitment and sincerity of heart and purpose of the service chiefs in Nigeria, the Boko Haram terrorist group would have carved a large part of Nigeria as their caliphate.
Ojukwu said: "The destinies of over 180 million Nigerians cannot be truncated by a select few that have sold their souls to the devil in return for a plate of porridge."
"That Nigeria is no longer their cash cow is not by accident, and this much they must come to terms with and allow peace to reign," she added.
She called on the security agencies to arrest and question the organizers of the protest and probe the source of the over N2billion that is distributed by those funding the planned protest against the service chiefs.
"Nigerians deserve the right to choose those they want as leaders, and the era of imposing their whims and caprices on us is gone for good. Nigeria would never return to that dark era, and it is our considered opinion that should the security agencies not act now, the consequences might be severe," she added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that leaders in the north have given their support in the wake of the criticisms of the Buhari administration over the growing security challenges.
The leaders urged the president and the security chiefs to remain focused on the war.
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