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Military urged to shun distraction

A group, the New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICL), has urged the military to shun distractions and
focus on tackling the current security threats in the country.
A statement by NICL’s National Coordinator, Samson Onwu yesterday in Abuja, said allegations about the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai owning property in Dubai was capable of heating up the current volatile security situation.
It urged the military to focus on the task of ridding the country of Boko Haram insurgency and curbing the actions of the militants, who are bent on destroying the common wealth of the nation.It stressed that; “The security circle does not need these kind of distractions now, since this is a crucial time when there ought to be review of strategies aimed at bringing lasting peace to the country.
“The sad reality however, is that those whose source of ill-gotten wealth have been cut off by the military exploits on the battle field, are desperate to distract the military hierarchy to allow these extremists to regroup.”
NICL lamented that there has been growing tendency for blowing issues out of proportion, either for propaganda or selfish interests.
Onwu argued, “It is not true that all public officers in Nigeria steal public funds to afford basic necessities of life,’ noting that ‘Buratai is a farmer who has made so much from farming.”
The group also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be on the watch, since those behind this campaign of calumny designed to also rub off on his government, are within his cabinet.

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