Date: December 12, 2019, 05:16:55 PM
Atiku Seeks Probe into Alleged Secret Burial of 1,000 Soldiers: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
But in a swift reaction the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) debunked the WSJ report, saying the publication created a sacrilegious impression in contrast to time-tested military tradition of according honourable burial rights to fallen soldiers.DHQ also denied the existence of such secret graves.
BTW this type of issue is BEYOND politics and should be treated as such.
According Atiku, “heartbreak for the families and friends of those soldiers who, if the report is true, have lost their loved ones, without being allowed to bury them or even to have any sense of closure as regards their fate.“Shock, that such a thing could happen under a democracy, such as Nigeria is supposed to be. I shudder to think that the cover-up of such an event of epic proportions can be true.“The men and women of our armed forces are our first, second and last defence against our domestic and foreign enemies and should be treated with love, respect, dignity and appreciation for the invaluable service they render to Nigeria.“I cannot fathom that in the space of a year, 1,000 of these great patriots were killed and buried secretly without their families being told. I hesitate to believe that deceit on such a grand scale is even possible,” he said.He called for the setting up of a judicial panel of inquiry to determine the veracity or otherwise of the report.