Army arrests 2 soldiers for sabotaging fight against terrorists

This was disclosed on Monday, November 23, 2015, by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman via a statement.

Nigerian soldiers on anti-Boko Haram operation in Borno State

The Nigerian Army has arrested two soldiers for allegedly sabotaging the military’s fight against terrorism.

This was disclosed on Monday, November 23, 2015, by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman via a statement.

It reads:

“The Nigerian Army has received report of some elements both within the Nigerian Army and outside, especially through the use of the social media circle to ridicule the Nigerian Army and the person of the Chief of Army Staff for reasons best known to them.”

“They intend to execute this plan as from next month, December 2015, using all means possible; lies, fabricating baseless stories, falsehood, publishing and broadcasting them through some designated print and electronic media, most especially the Social Media.”

“The Nigerian Army has identified some of the officers involved and their collaborators; the officers are being investigated to unravel their motive and motivation.”

“It is imperative to note that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists is at critical stage, any attack on the Nigerian Army will be counter-productive and serious distraction on the fight against terrorism and insurgency.”

“The public and the media are please requested to be careful and wary of these disgruntled persons; they should please disregard any such material from them.”

“With this and so many other things, the media, especially the online publications, should not be involved or lured into such dubious campaign. As always, our doors are open for clarification, enquiries and reactions on any issue concerning the Nigerian Army before filing or publicizing such stories.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the military to end the insurgency by December 2015.


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