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Army attributes insecurity to lack of patriotism, foreign interests

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Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Photo/Twitter/HQNigerianArmy

The Nigerian Army, yesterday, attributed current insecurity in thecountry to unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests.

According to military authorities, these elements are determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the situation in Nigeria and West African sub-region.

Spokesman of Army, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement, yesterday, in Maiduguri said: “These persons and groups are making concerted efforts to further provide Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP)/Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with funds and logistic support.”

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According to Musa; “Credible sources have indicated that some individuals are hobnobbing with Boko Haram terrorists. Others are deliberately churning out falsehood against security agencies to set the military against the people and government. They are also demoralising troops and other security agencies through false accusations and fake news.”

He warned such persons to desist henceforth, as consequences of their actions would be calamitous to them and the country.

On foreign interference, Musa said: “Foreign interests are also working assiduously to cause disaffection and divide the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). This is to give room for the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP); and its defeated local franchise, the Boko Haram group to resurrect. We would not relent in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists and their sympathisers.”


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