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Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by dre11(m): 7:40am On May 19
Posted By: Yusuf Alli, Abuja


Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai warned officers against politics to save the nation’s democracy, The Nation learnt yesterday.

The alarm is believed to have followed an intelligence report that some politicians, who were uncomfortable with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, were infiltrating the military.

There were no details of such infiltration in the statement, which warned officers not to hobnob with politicians.

The recent postings in the Army may have been part of the measures put in place to protect the nation’s democracy against shocks and threats, a source said.

Buratai also cautioned the unnamed politicians, who are said to have been placed under surveillance by security agencies, not to influence soldiers.

According to the source, who spoke in confidence, Gen. Buratai was disturbed that the ongoing professionalisation of the military might suffer a major setback if politicians were allowed to “infiltrate the system”.

The source said: “What Buratai did was a pre-emptive move by the military authorities as a result of intelligence report that some politicians were out to infiltrate the Armed Forces.

“The COAS decided to cry out following intelligence on the attitude of some politicians who were uncomfortable with the anxiety over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Gen. Buratai’s warning to officers was to protect democracy, stress that the Armed Forces must subjugate themselves to civilian authority, pledge the military’s loyalty to the Presidency and caution politicians that officers cannot be used for political mischief, the source said. He pleaded not to be named because he is not permitted to talk to the media.

The army chief’s suspicion of the infiltration of the military is believed to have been fuelled by the crisis in Cote D’Ivoire.

Nigeria has condemned the mutiny in Cote D’Ivoire.

“But Gen. Buratai has used his statement to reassure Nigerians and the international community that the military will not meddle in politics. This alarm has paid off, with the United Kingdom and pro-democracy groups giving their backing to the present administration.

“And his alert has worked because all the reactions have shown that Nigerians will not accept the return of the military to power,” the source said.

Responding to a question, the source added: “I think the relevant security agencies have placed some of the suspected politicians on surveillance.”

Another source said Gen. Buratai gave the warning to douse tension in the Army over recent postings.

“These rumours started from the last military posting. There were many strategic appointments which some people felt went to the close confidants of the Army leadership.

“There were allegations that some trusted officers were put in areas of influence because of the backlash of the health of the President.

“But we have found out that those grumbling had no case because Buratai as a soldier’s soldier does not have any favourite. He places professionalism above ethnic or religious consideration. His goal is to keep the military united.”


http://thenationonlineng.net/politicians-security-watch-buratais-alarm/

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by eezeribe(m): 7:41am On May 19
Buhari's Administration has taken Nigeria back to 'Pre-Democracy' Era.
We are now hearing of Coup,after how many decades,Not to mention the high level of Impunity and violation of fundamental human rights by our security Agencies.
Would he also blame GEJ for this

lalasticlala,Mynd44

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by kinibigdeal(m): 7:50am On May 19
WHO ELSE ARE THEY FOOLISHLY THINKING OF, IF NOT WIKE AND FAYOSE

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by ijustdey: 3:15pm On May 19
lalasticlala........ this is news worthy





those politicians will fail this time around when military regimes have all faded away

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by MrPolitics: 4:04pm On May 19
I'm guessing the three musketeers who met in minna a few weeks ago are among those under surveillance

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by chiefolododo(m): 5:07pm On May 19
Brutai , keep democracy for me

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by IgbosAreGreat(f): 5:07pm On May 19
so this coup thing is REAL

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by ephi123(f): 5:07pm On May 19
It's very simple. Mr President should return to Nigeria. Eod.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Dpharisee: 5:08pm On May 19
That is why in the recent recruitment Katsina State alone is producing 51 officers into the DSS and the 6 States of SW was given 54, SS 42, SE 44 and the same scenario has played out in the other security agencies and notably there is not a single South Easterner in the National security Council since this Govt took over power.
The North is strategically positioning itself with regards to security issues and their militia called 'herdsmen' are being used to test the grounds in the South and penetrate them, such that if there is a go ahead order it will be easy to occupy the South like ISIS did in Iraq and Syria using the same strategy.

If there are plans for coup, then it could ONLY be Northern officers behind it as other regions are not in strategic positions at the moment in the security apparatus for such activity and can only be co-opted if they can get willing actors.

The most unfortunate part is that youths from the South who should be concerned about this events as it affects their future are divided along religious and ethnic lines calling themselves stupid acronyms such as Afonja, erosion area, brown roof, cone head, flat head etc while either defending or casting aspersions on the present regime and joining them in the diversionary tactics of blaming Jonathan for every inadequacy after 2 years of the ruling party being in charge.

If anyone is observant you will see that APC as a party have been relegated to the background, the national officers voices have been drowned out that many are beginning to forget that John Oyegun is still the National chairman, the focus is on the 2 factional chairmen of the PDP from the North, Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders Forum, etc issuing threats and making newspaper headlines, these are the people that are given media coverage which are paid for by the cabal that is behind the coup scare.

With the number and crowd of people queuing up to register in Anambra State for example for the ongoing voters card registration, it is now clear like Jonathan (he failed his people by the way) mentioned to Olusegun Adeniyi in his Book that Prof. Jega intentionally disenfranchised areas that were PDP strongholds which meant that only fewer people voted while underage kids in Kano had voters card and actually voted enmasse.

Youths in the South who spend a lot of time on social media should equally pay more attention to political schemings of Northern politicians and spend lesser time castigating themselves online before it gets late.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by aminu790(m): 5:09pm On May 19
this guy don gathered momentum
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by rozayx5(m): 5:09pm On May 19
can they just divide this country



and allow regions to develop


tired of this joke called Nigeria already

it has been 6 decades of beating around the bush with no sign of progress happening soon

and more than 100 years after lugards joke, the cesspit is far from developed

you drill oil in Akwa Ibom - share it with red sand states

you generate power - share it with red sand states

very useless contraption

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Nobody: 5:09pm On May 19
grin grin grin grin

Too little too late, if only he knows the amount of fifth columnist walking out of NDA and Depots every PO...

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Timileyin008: 5:10pm On May 19
Dey should watch well o
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Adebayo4all: 5:10pm On May 19
lol
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Edu3Again: 5:10pm On May 19
rozayx5:
can they just divide this country



and allow regions to develop


tired of this joke called Nigeria already

it has been 6 decades of beating around the bush with no sign of progress happening soon

and more than 100 years after lugards joke, the cesspit is far from developed



Everybody is getting tired of this rubbish called Nigeria.

Some regions believe its their right to rule!

No wonder Akwa Ibom & Rivers State is openly supporting IPOB.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWBgUMb1zM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMwKjOV1fUQ

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by wowmenow: 5:11pm On May 19
i know they will go and arrest pdp and igbo politicians now

the coup has been made already

the presidency have overthrown the coordinator

Buhari most go

any trick from these northerners Nigeria will be history

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Nobody: 5:11pm On May 19
The only way forward for this goddammned country is RESTRUCTURING or at best TOTAL DISINTEGRATION

This dammnable zoologikal republic is a huge failure and disappointment to the league of serious nations

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Charly68: 5:12pm On May 19
No peace for the wicked ! All those who plan to truncate our democracy will never experience peace in their life ..Wicked people who can do anything for monetary gain.
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by kingmekus(m): 5:12pm On May 19
until I see the names of the politician's, I would still take this to mean another form of distraction.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Eddygourdo(m): 5:12pm On May 19
I forsee a dangerous political future. I wish people will sometimes understand our peculiarities in this nation. a live and let live philosophy will go a long way. we are heavily divided on ethnic and religious biases. thus I believe it's better to live and let live.

we know the normal thing for the president to do is to resign, but to prevent issues and other unpalatable results, let's manage their drama till 2019. what's the hurry, Nigerians will still make a mess of that too. everyone is government unto himself and his family in this nation. let's protect our family interests
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Nobody: 5:13pm On May 19
Na wa wike is the one
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by chuose2: 5:13pm On May 19
Dem no go arrest this General 2 house Dubai Buratai !

This country is dying under the North, the sooner the south wakes up to this the better.

We can see people like the guy below are scared of living on their own.

They hate the igbos, yet want them to remain with them in this miserable marriage.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by MediumStout(m): 5:13pm On May 19
rozayx5:
can they just divide this country



and allow regions to develop


tired of this joke called Nigeria already

it has been 6 decades of beating around the bush with no sign of progress happening soon

and more than 100 years after lugards joke, the cesspit is far from developed

you drill oil in Akwa Ibom - share it with red sand states

you generate power - share it with red sand states

very useless contraption


Nigeria will never split. One Nigeria
Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Saintp(m): 5:13pm On May 19
Burutai himself is the first suspect. I don't trust him.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Nobody: 5:14pm On May 19
This is how the country will continue to parambulate in the widerness of Northern retrogression. one step forward, five step backward because Nigerians opted to vote incompetent dullard going by his antecedent. its a vicious circle

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by pythonkid(m): 5:14pm On May 19
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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by gbegemaster(m): 5:15pm On May 19
“The COAS decided to cry out following intelligence on the attitude of some politicians who were uncomfortable with the anxiety over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Are these politicians the same as the Cabals?

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Nobody: 5:16pm On May 19
rozayx5:
can they just divide this country



and allow regions to develop


tired of this joke called Nigeria already

it has been 6 decades of beating around the bush with no sign of progress happening soon

and more than 100 years after lugards joke, the cesspit is far from developed

you drill oil in Akwa Ibom - share it with red sand states

you generate power - share it with red sand states

very useless contraption
Nwanne, did you also protest with the topless old women? grin

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by StarPlayer: 5:17pm On May 19
i think obj and co should be assassinated

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by ephi123(f): 5:19pm On May 19
Dpharisee:
That is why Katsina State alone is producing 51 officers into the DSS and whole 6 States of SW was given 54, SS 42, SE 44 and the same scenario has played out in the other security agencies and there is not a single South East in the National security Council since this Govt took over power.
If there are plans for coup, then it could ONLY be Northern officers behind it as other regions are not in strategic positions in the security aparatus for such.

Exactly. Logical deduction.

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Re: Politicians Under Security Watch Over Buratai’s Alarm by Karlman: 5:19pm On May 19
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