Some Elements Colluding With Foreigners to Scuttle May 29, Army Alleges

The Nigerian Army has alleged that some unpatriotic elements were colluding with foreigners for the purpose of derailing the swearing in of newly elected government on May 29, thereby disrupting the democratic process.

In a statement on Saturday by the army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, it said some of these mischievous elements thought that Nigeria would not have safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country.

Musa alleged that the unpatriotic elements are planning to do that by causing mischief and exacerbate the security situation in the country in particular and West African Sub-region.

While further alleging that the group is making concerted efforts to further induce ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with funds and other logistic support, the army revealed that heir body language and unguarded utterances seem to be in tandem with above and imply tacit support for the criminals.

“For example, credible source has shown that some individuals are hobnobbing with Boko Haram terrorists, while others are deliberately churning falsehood against the security agencies with a view to set the military against the people and the government.

“They are also demoralising troops and security agencies through false accusations and fake news,” Musa said.

He, therefore, warned them to desist as the consequences of their intended actions would be calamitous to themselves.

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Musa in the statement also noted that foreign interests are also working assiduously to cause disaffection and divide the coalition Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to give room for the so-called Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) and its defeated local franchise, Boko Haram terrorist group to resurrect.

He, however, expressed confidence in the Federal Government efforts at sustaining and reinvigorating the MNJTF to continue its good work.

Musa also restated that the Nigerian army would not relent in clearing the visages and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists and their sympathisers.

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