Tuesday, December 22, 2020

It is unhealthy to tag Nigerian Army Personnels as extortioners-DHQs tells Nigerians

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By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja-Nigeria

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in a press release made available to Africa Security Investigation online newspaper yesterday
21 December 2020 has urged Nigerians not to tag Nigerian Army Personnels as extortioners.

Enenche made this known after the attention of the Nigerian Military/ Defence Headquarters was drawn to the media/air accusation by the Executive Governor of Borno State, that Nigerian Army personnel deployed at check points in Operation LAFIYA DOLE collects money from commuters.

Enenche cleared the air by stating that While the Nigerian Military is in no way joining issues with the Governor, it is necessary to clarify this generalised statement against the troops who without hesitation lay down their lives for all Nigerians.

It is worthy of note that, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have internal mechanisms to check mate and sanction appropriately its erring personnel, adding that cases from the public in this regard are investigated and given the desired attention.

The Gen. Also stressed that it is not correct to rely on media or open air accusation to tag the gallant Nigerian Army personnel as extortioners at check points in Borno State, stating that all personnel of the Armed Forces are patriotic and focused on their call of duty.

Reaffirming the resolve of the army, he said, the High Command of the Nigerian Military has re-stated the commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other Security Agencies to tackling and ending the insurgency and terrorism.

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