Nigerian Military Refutes Allegation by Katsina Governor of its Involvement in Aiding and Profiting From Terrorism

The Nigerian Military has debunked the allegation of the involvement of the Military in aiding and profiting from terrorism activities levelled against it by the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Dikko Radda.
It said the Governor made the weighty allegation against the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) during an interview he granted Channels Television programme “Politics Today” on the 5th of April, 2024 alleging that the Military is aiding and profiting from terrorism activities in Katsina State.
This rebuttal was contained in a statement signed by the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba and made available to this medium.

“The AFN is hereby making it unequivocally clear that, it is subservient to all elected government representatives and therefore regards the relationship with utmost respect. In the light of the aforementioned statement of His Excellency the Governor of Katsina State, the Armed Forces of Nigeria elects not to join words with the state Governor, rather would encourage him to approach the military high command to substantiate his allegations.

“It is worthy of note to state that, the AFN led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa OFR, has zero tolerance for indiscipline and any form of criminality in the conduct of operations across the country. It is for this reason that, there are standing court martials to treat any form of misbehaviour by troops especially those that portray the military negatively to the general populace”

According to the Army top Officer, the military remains unperturbed by such statements capable of demoralizing or dampening the spirit of troops in operational theatres. Rather, they will continue on the trajectory of conducting operations as well as working assiduously in the fight against terrorism.
He further averred that the Armed Forces is for Nigerians and as such citizens are urged to own it and also report any credible observed bad conduct within the ranks, so that they can face the appropriate military justice system.

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Nigerian Military Refutes Allegation by Katsina Governor of its Involvement in Aiding and Profiting From Terrorism

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