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May 29: Army alleges plans by foreign elements to disrupt handing over

By: dayan (M) |Time : May 04, 2019, 08:29:28 PM
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The Nigerian Army headquarters in Abuja has raised the alarm over plans by some foreign interests and groups within the country to scuttle the May 29 handing over date and hinder the nation’s democratic process.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Saghir Musa, who raised the alarm said the “mischievous elements” had thought that the just-concluded 2019 general elections would not have been successful, but they were proved wrong by the Nigerian people who turned out in their large numbers to elect their leaders,

Musa, in a statement said the foreign interests who were bent on dividing the country were working towards causing disaffection and scattering the Multinational Joint Task Force which is fighting the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State for West African Province fighters in the Lake Chad region

Sagir’s statement said: “The army has noted with great concern, the efforts by some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in this country in particular and West African sub-region.

“The Nigerian Army has noted with great concern, efforts by some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in this country in particular and West African Sub-region (in general). These persons and groups are making concerted efforts to further induce ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with funds and other logistic supports.

Their body language and unguarded utterances seem to be in tandem with above and imply tacit support for the criminals. For example, credible source has shown that some individuals are hobnobbing with Boko Haram terrorists, while others are deliberately churning falsehood against the security agencies with a view to setting the military against the people and the government.

They are also demoralising troops and security agencies through false accusations and fake news. Therefore, it has become necessary to inform the public and warn such persons and groups to desist as the consequences of their actions would be calamitous to themselves and our great country.

“Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country.

“We also noted that foreign interests are also working assiduously to cause disaffection and divide the coalition Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to give room for the so-called Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) and its defeated local franchise, Boko Haram terrorists group to resurrect.

“While we have confidence in the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts at sustaining and reinvigorating the MNJTF to continue it’s good work, we would not relent in clearing the visages and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists and their sympathisers.

“The Nigerian Army is a stakeholder in our national security and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria. Additionally, we are making this statement because the military, particularly the Nigerian Army, has always been called upon to intervene in conflict situations in order to resolve crises in most cases when they get worse, while the public expect miracles.

We would like to reiterate our unalloyed loyalty to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we are determined more than ever before, to continue to uphold the constitution and defend the territorial integrity of this nation from both external and internal aggression. Nigeria is a sovereign country with clearly-established judicial system, therefore, all aggrieved persons and groups should take advantage of that and resolve differences amicably.”

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Re: May 29: Army alleges plans by foreign elements to disrupt handing over

By: dayan (M) |Time : May 04, 2019, 08:34:54 PM
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“We also noted that foreign interests are also working assiduously to cause disaffection and divide the coalition Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to give room for the so-called Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) and its defeated local franchise, Boko Haram terrorists group to resurrect.

Mehn ...
Going through the army spokesman's statements, I was eager to read where he mentioned the name(s) of the countries involved...
He didn't.

But as a Nigerian with personal stake in the country, I will say my peace next ...

Re: May 29: Army alleges plans by foreign elements to disrupt handing over

By: dayan (M) |Time : May 04, 2019, 08:50:16 PM
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“Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country.

This statement is unfortunate coming from an army personnel because he is talking like a politician.
How can he say that the elections were successful when several key Nigerian leaders say and believe the opposite?

Just a few days ago, Pa Ayo Adebanjo of the Afenifere echoed what other Nigerian leaders believe, which is that the elections were not free and fair, and that they would only accept Buhari as president-elect AFTER the courts agree.

The army man is jumping the gun by making statements that suggest that anyone who thinks that the elections were stolen is against Nigeria. THAT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL.

Using blackmail as a weapon to force people to change their minds on a very contentious issue like the last elections won't work.

To make matters worse for this army spokesman, Atiku the leader of the main opposition party is in court now claiming that he in fact won the elections.
So what is this army man talking about?

Trying to blame foreigners for a problem created by the ruling party and Buhari himself (when he first failed to sign the new electoral Act, and his unconstitutional removal of the CJN) will not work.

Nigerians know exactly where our current problem (which was very avoidable) started. Every patriotic Nigerian shouted himself (or herself) hoarse months (even years) before the last election that the government planned to rig  it. Nobody in government paid attention. Until all Nigerians fears happened in full.

Who do these people think Nigerians are?

Apparently they have no respect for the citizens of the country, that is why they rape them, and then warn them not to raise alarm.

As for May 29 handover date, a competent security outfit should not even come to media and be making statements. The Nigerian army that used to be powerful never made statements supporting any politician in the past.

They stayed clearly out of politics and minded their constitutional duties.

And whenever Nigerians heard from the army at all, it was when they intervened to kick out corrupt civilians; the likes we have today in charge.

Re: May 29: Army alleges plans by foreign elements to disrupt handing over

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : May 05, 2019, 09:13:42 AM
This statement is unfortunate coming from an army personnel because he is talking like a politician.
How can he say that the elections were successful when several key Nigerian leaders say and believe the opposite?

Just a few days ago, Pa Ayo Adebanjo of the Afenifere echoed what other Nigerian leaders believe, which is that the elections were not free and fair, and that they would only accept Buhari as president-elect AFTER the courts agree.

The army man is jumping the gun by making statements that suggest that anyone who thinks that the elections were stolen is against Nigeria. THAT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL.

Using blackmail as a weapon to force people to change their minds on a very contentious issue like the last elections won't work.

To make matters worse for this army spokesman, Atiku the leader of the main opposition party is in court now claiming that he in fact won the elections.
So what is this army man talking about?

Trying to blame foreigners for a problem created by the ruling party and Buhari himself (when he first failed to sign the new electoral Act, and his unconstitutional removal of the CJN) will not work.

Nigerians know exactly where our current problem (which was very avoidable) started. Every patriotic Nigerian shouted himself (or herself) hoarse months (even years) before the last election that the government planned to rig  it. Nobody in government paid attention. Until all Nigerians fears happened in full.

Who do these people think Nigerians are?

Apparently they have no respect for the citizens of the country, that is why they rape them, and then warn them not to raise alarm.

As for May 29 handover date, a competent security outfit should not even come to media and be making statements. The Nigerian army that used to be powerful never made statements supporting any politician in the past.

They stayed clearly out of politics and minded their constitutional duties.

And whenever Nigerians heard from the army at all, it was when they intervened to kick out corrupt civilians; the likes we have today in charge.
You said it all here, last election was militarilized, military has nothing to do with politics, but Buhari drag them into it.

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