Army Chief Buratai describes cries of insecurity as just ‘political games’

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has described the wide alarm of insecurity in the nation as political.

“All these cries of insecurity which some groups and individuals are taking it as a political game I think they should have a rethink because it is no longer the case,” he said.

Buratai who spoke at 1 Division Super Camp in Kuyello, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, noted that the country’s security agencies have recorded tremendous success in the fight against insecurity.

His statement came despite the wide spate of insecurity in the country.

Naija Buzz News, just few days ago (particularly last Friday), reported how Mrs. Funke, the second daughter of the leader of Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political group, was murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen (according to the group as the police says otherwise).

We also published former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s four-page open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the nation.

Obasanjo in his letter warned that avoidable calamities were currently looming in the nation, adding that there is an urgent need for a national dialogue.

Naija Buzz News had also few weeks ago reported how the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, while speaking at a northern summit in Kaduna, revealed the staggering figure of insecurity situation in the nation, especially in the north.

The COAS however noted that there are only few security challenges in isolated remote areas, which according to him (Buratai) means the war against insecurity is being won.

“We are winning and it is a great success which people should be assured,” he said.

“Insecurity has been tamed right now in the northeast and in the northwest; and even in other areas we are doing so well,” Buratai added.

Buratai who berated his men few weeks ago over their lack of commitment in the fight against insecurity, further commended troops for the successes recorded so far.

His latest statement over the security situation in the nation contradicts facts available on ground.

People gets kidnapped and killed every day around the nation.

Just recently, the British High Commission warned its citizens against visiting over 20 states in Nigeria over insecurity situation following the killing of a British citizen in Kaduna.



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