The Nigerian Military says the accusation of extortion by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, towards troopers, won’t be taken calmly.
Governor Zulum had earlier in a video confronted troopers manning Maiduguri-Damaturu expressway accusing them of extorting vacationers.
In response to this, Nigerian Military Operations Media Coordinator, Aminu Iliyasu in a press release on Monday mentioned as an expert and disciplined establishment it won’t take such allegations calmly, notably coming from a state government.
They assured that the allegation will probably be duly investigated and culprits will probably be handled accordingly.
“The Nigerian Military as an expert and disciplined establishment views such allegations critically, notably coming from a State Government.
“It’s on document that, each time such allegations of troops’ misconduct had been made up to now, the Nigerian Military by no means reneged in conducting thorough investigations to ascertain them and the place any infractions had been established towards any personnel, applicable sanctions had been utilized in step with extant guidelines and rules as supplied for within the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria.
“Thus, the Nigerian Military needs to guarantee the great folks of Borno State and certainly the nation at giant that any allegations of misconduct by Nigerian Military troops will probably be duly investigated and culprits will probably be handled accordingly,” the assertion learn partly.
The Nigerian Military, nonetheless, identified that the outburst of the governor may very well be counterproductive in its battle towards insurgency.
“However, it is important to unequivocally observe that public outburst, particularly by eminent personalities such as a State Executive, could be counterproductive and indeed capable of reversing the gains recorded so far in the ongoing fight against insurgents and other criminal elements across the nation,” the assertion learn additional.
The Nigerian Military, subsequently, assured residents that it stays dedicated to the safety of lives, properties of all law-abiding residents as it’s dedicated to wiping out insurgency within the North East and different types of criminality throughout the nation.