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Nigerian Army – Some Northern Elders Don’t Want Insurgency to End

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigerian Army has cried out over what it describes as the use of “the services of marabouts and other unethical means in order to frustrate our efforts” in the fight against Boko Haram in Borno State and North East.

Contained in a statement by issued by acting Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman on Friday said “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public and send a very strong and serious final warning to some prominent individuals and political groups who hailed from Borno State in particular and North East generally, that there is information of plans by some highly placed individuals and political groups to undermine and scuttle the fight against terrorism and insurgency in this country.”

Colonel Usman added that “The unscrupulous individuals and their cohorts were determined to reverse the gains made and scuttle our efforts of achieving the Presidential directive to defeat Boko Haram terrorists within 3 months. They are enlisting the services of some Non-Governmental Organizations in this grand design.”

“It has come to our knowledge that they were employing every means to see that the our operation does not succeed in order for them to continue to enjoy certain benefits.”
He said further that the Army was “aware of their clandestine meetings and other diabolical efforts to achieve their nefarious aims. This would not be tolerated.”

Colonel Usman said “such individuals and groups should be warned in unmistakable terms that anyone found would be dealt with accordingly.
Peoplee should place the interest of the nation above any personal gain or ambition. The continued lost of lives and properties in this country through terrorists activities does not one any good.”

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