The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm that prominent Northern leaders are trying to destroy the military fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East. The Army said that the leaders have employed Islamic scholars to try to rubbish their military operations.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement released via mail on Friday, adding that individuals and groups were making all efforts to reverse the gains achieved in the on-going war against Boko Haram.
Usman said, “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public and send a very strong warning to some prominent individuals and political groups who hail from Borno State in particular and North-East generally, that there is information of plans by some highly placed individuals and political groups to scuttle the fight against terrorism and insurgency in this country.
“The unscrupulous individuals and their cohorts are determined to reverse the gains made and scuttle our efforts of achieving the Presidential directive to defeat Boko Haram terrorists within three months. They are enlisting the services of some non-governmental organisations in this grand design.
“It has come to our knowledge that they are employing every means to see that our operation does not succeed in order for them to continue to enjoy certain benefits.
“It has been revealed that they are employing the services of marabouts and other unethical means in order to frustrate our efforts and the operations in addition to campaign of calumny.
“We are aware of their clandestine meetings and other diabolical efforts to achieve their nefarious aims. This would not be tolerated.
“Therefore, such individuals and groups should be warned in unmistakable terms that anyone found would be dealt with accordingly (sic).”
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