- The Nigerian Army said ethnic and religious profiling is not permitted within its ranks
- A spokesperson for the army, Yerima, noted that some people are trying to cause discord within the force
- The army urges Nigerians to ignore unfounded allegations against it
The Nigerian Army has said an online report alleging that there is Fulani agenda in the army is baseless.
The spokesperson for the army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, described the authors of the report as enemies of peace, The Nation reported.
He stated that the report is an attempt to sow seeds of discord in the service.
Yerima stated that the claims that the military is now using its deployment to kill Igbo and Christian personnel are lies.
According to him, the army does not deploy soldiers along ethnic and religious lines to get them killed in the line of duty, Sahara Reporters stated.
For the umpteenth time the callous and cowardly enemies of Nigeria’s peace and unity are at their worst moments of divisive and subversive rhetorics against the formidable sovereignty of our beloved nation and its patriotic Nigerian Army.''
Meanwhile, Senator Ali Ndume, the chairman of the Senate committee on Army, has opened up on the source of Boko Haram weapons frequently used to unleash terror.
Ndume claims that most of the arms and ammunition used by the dreaded insurgents were stolen from Nigerian soldiers, armed forces, and other security agencies.
The lawmaker, who represents Borno South in the Senate, stated this during an interview on Channels TV Politics Today that aired on Thursday, April 29.
Adesina opened up on this truth in a Facebook post on Thursday, April 29, titled, Nigeria will fly again: We can believe Kumuyi.
In his analogy, the presidential media aide noted that it seems all hell has broken loose against the nation and its citizens.