The Chief of Army staff, Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Wednesday said that politicians who lost in the last 2019 general elections are fueling kidnapping, banditry and other crimes across the country.
The Army Chief further said that the Army has strong evidence to prove that the political class are responsible for the crimes, but is still being conscious not to get it wrong.
Buratai made the disclosure while receiving the chairman, House Committee on Army at the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole , after laying the wreath for the fallen heroes.
The COAS said: :Myraids of security challenges we are facing right now in the northwest, north central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so is fall out of just concluded general election.
” There are political class interests . Politicians in particular who saw their defeats as a way of trying to revenge, are sponsoring these criminal activities even the banditry, the farmers and herders clash. There are strong political undertone and strong political influences.
“We use this opportunity to call on Members of the House of Representatives to prevail on some of these politicians, to really look at national interest first before any political or sectional interest. We have some strong evidences but we are still being conscious so that we don’t get it wrong, but the best is to advise these politician.”
He pleaded with the politicians to desist from activities that will inflict pain on civilians , and assured that all criminals will be dealt with in accordance with law of the land .
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