The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday, reportedly accused some disgruntled politicians who lost in the 2019 elections of orchestrating the current killings in parts of Nigeria.
Concise News learned that Buratai made this known in Maiduguri after he received the House Committee on Army led by its Chairman, Remande Shawulu, at the Theatre Command.
He said: “The myriad of security challenges we are facing now in the North West, North Central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so, is the fall out of the just concluded general elections.
“There are several political interests, politicians in particular not happy with their defeat and therefore, trying to take revenge, sponsoring some of these criminal activities.
“There is strong political undertone, strong political influence.
Buratai further stated, “So, I will use this opportunity to call on the honourable members here to prevail on some of these politicians to look at national interest first before any other political or sectional interest.
“We have some strong evidence but we are still being cautious so that we don’t get it wrong.’’