Service chiefs: Borno leaders used insurgents as enforcers during election - Group

Service chiefs: Borno leaders used insurgents as enforcers during election - Group

- A group has alleged that some politicians in the state teamed up with lawmakers to plot the sack of the service chiefs

- The group said leaders in Borno state used insurgents as enforcers during the elections in the northeast region

- According to the group, the Borno leaders and politicians are desperately trying to keep it hidden

Leaders in Borno state have been accused of using insurgents operating in the state and enforcers during general elections.

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) some disgruntled elders and politicians are jittery that their evil pact with Boko Haram will be exposed should the service chiefs remain in office.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, February 17, in Abuja, in Abuja in response to a publication calling for the removal of the country's military heads, CATE's national coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, the governor of Borno state alongside his predecessor is working with lawmakers of the National Assembly to champion this agenda.

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Onoja alleged that N5billion naira was budgeted by the pair with Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) their most recent beneficiary.

He said: "The sponsored publication by the group was urging President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs with the lie that it is the only way to stem the rising insecurity in Nigeria."

He said these politicians in Borno state and parts of the northeast used Boko Haram/ ISWAP terrorists as enforcers during the election and are desperately trying to keep it hidden.

Onoja alleged that this could be the major reason these politicians want the service chiefs sacked by whatsoever means possible.

He warned that Nigerians will not fold their hands and allow a handful of misguided politicians throw the country into confusion simply to satisfy their greed and selfish desire.

Service chiefs: Borno leaders used insurgents as enforcers during election - Group
The group said some politicians in the state teamed up with lawmakers to plot the sack of the service chiefs
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Onoja said: "The N5 billion that was budgeted for this negative venture of forcing the military chiefs out office could have been deployed into the development of the northeast and these lawmakers know it."

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He urged the politicians to provide useful details on how they diverted the funds for their constituency projects to support Boko Haram.

"Is therefore pertinent that these the so-called young parliaments answer some questions as Nigerians have had enough of being lied to," Onoja said.

He said Nigerians will not fold their hands allow a handful of misguided politicians throw the country into confusion simply to satisfy their greed and selfish desire to destabilize the nation.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians have been called upon to support the country's service chiefs in the fight against terrorism amidst conspiracy by disgruntled politicians.

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The Coalition for Democracy and Development alleged that there is a plot by some politicians and groups to disintegrate Nigeria through sponsorship of acts of terrorism across the northeast region.

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