Foreign media, NGOs planning to sabotage war against insurgency – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it has uncovered plans by some foreign media, non-governmental and civil society organizations in collaboration with some of their Nigerian affiliates and Civil Society Organizations for reasons to thwart its efforts against Boko Haram insurgency by making false claims of alleged human rights violations by the Nigerian Army.

In a statement signed by the army spokesman Col. S. K. Usman, the army alleged that “these group of people and their collaborators are not happy with the progress made on the efforts to solve the security problems bedeviling our nation as manifested in the terrorists activities.”

“The implication of such act is not lost on us as it is capable of thwarting the gains in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. In addition, these unscrupulous and unpatriotic elements are far less concern about the general well-being of our citizens.

“They are driven by material and pecuniary gains.The Nigerian Army would like to reiterate & renew its commitment to upholding human right principles and practice. We have been protecting human rights and we are not party to any breach of human rights in our country or during any of our operations. We would not condone any Human rights abuses. Where there are allegations of human rights violation by any individual or group, this would be thoroughly investigated & those found guilty would be brought to book in accordance with extant laws.

“Therefore, the Nigerian Army would not succumb to blackmail and neither would it be distracted from its determined effort of defending the territorial integrity of our great nation and safeguarding the security of its citizens.”

  • Cypo

    Are you people just coming into Nigeria? is it not the same people and Organizations you people collaborated with to demonize Jonathan government and undermined the Nigerian Armed forces? Why are you people raising alarm now? Ohh, you people no longer see it as war against the North? You people no longer see it as Genocide against the North? Ohhh, why not the Northern petition the ICC to prosecute Buratai? Why not declare General Buratai enemy of the North? Why not write to Obama and America and claimed that General Buratai and the Nigerian Army are committing War crimes? Why not contract Rev Davies to give out statement claiming that General Buratai is among those sponsoring Boko Haram? Nonsense.

    • FrankNero ФРАНКЛИНУ Ufomadu

      Tell them….
      Their sins has come to hunt them.
      They think they were fighting Jonathan.

    • RealMe_Naija

      Must u polliticize everything? Unrepentant bigot.

  • bigbang

    Pre empted strike by the Nigerian army. It is inevitable, the foreign media will turn on Buhari, once they realize he will not dance to their tune.

  • Umar Abdulkadir

    We have long suspected foreign involvement;..because to bomb and maim ourselves has never been our ‘way’ at allll!!! Boko haram is largely a figment of some wicked minds… If Boko Haram means ‘Education (Western style Schools) Prohibited,’ why target a Church, Mosque or Motor Park?!?! How are they linked to schools and western education?!…
    Let’s get to the root of this evil and rout it out! NOW!!!

  • sikiru biobaku

    You are 100% right

  • mike madek

    Didn’t El Rufai dismiss the Nigerian Army as “Jonathanian Army”?