Unaid Mohammed, Second Republic House of Representatives member has described Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai as a political soldier who cannot be relied upon to quell insurgency and the insecurity challenges in the country.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Junaid said whenever Buratai claims Boko Haram has been defeated, the insurgents replied him by carrying out deadly attacks which often leads to high military and civilian casualties.
“Don’t mind what this current Chief of Army Staff, Buratai has been saying. Every time he wants to make noise about the state of insecurity in the country, he says Boko Haram has been completely decimated and destroyed.
“Anytime, he makes that noise, it seems he is coordinating his reckless statements with Boko Haram themselves. He said those who are talking about Boko Haram are playing politics and that the issue of terrorism has been taken care of.
“Only last week, there was a skirmish in which a Colonel, Captain and some army officers in the rank and file numbering about 20 were killed.
“So, it is clear that Buratai is not a man to be relied upon. He is a political soldier who believes that he can make claims and get money from government. That is the tragedy we have,” he said.