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Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by OddsIsland(m): 8:54am On Mar 20
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday refused to speak on the militarisation of the 2019 polls, particularly the alleged interference by the Nigerian Army in elections in some states.

Excessive force was said to have been used by the army in some states, including Rivers, during the presidential/National Assembly polls and the governorship/State Houses of Assembly elections.


President Muhammadu Buhari had met with Buratai and other security chiefs in Abuja on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections in six states.

However, as the COAS emerged from the meeting, he refused to answer questions on the role of his men during the polls.

Instead, he directed State House correspondents to the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

When reporters turned to the IG, the police chief too kept sealed lips.

He merely said there would be no formal briefing on any issues.

But The PUNCH learnt that aside from security arrangements for Saturday’s polls and the general security situation in the country, the meeting also looked into the raging violence in Kaduna State.

Apart from Buhari and the IG, other security chiefs who attended the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique.

The attendees also included the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.); Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.); Minister of Interior, Gen Abdulrahaman Dambazau (retd.); Director-General of Department for State Service, Yusuf Magaji-Bichi; and the Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.



Meanwhile, Zamfara State Governor, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, has said his administration has no plan to dialogue with the bandits attacking and killing innocent villagers in the state.

According to him, the bandits are more equipped than the Nigerian soldiers and policemen.

He added that what was needed was a coordinated show of force to flush the killers out of the state permanently.

Yari spoke with journalists shortly after meeting with Buhari in company with his Katsina State counterpart, Mr Aminu Masari.

Yari said, “I have told my people that that (dialogue) will no longer take place during my time because I have done that three times but it did not work.

“They are in control of the types of weapons that the police command in Zamfara State does not have. In one armoury alone, they have over 500 AK-47 rifles; we saw them. Our people were even given the chance to take pictures.

“That is why I said there has to be a show of force before anything else. I know that in any war, eventually, you have to come to the table and dialogue but the situation we are right now, sincerely speaking, dialogue is not needed at this point in time.”

In a related development, the House of Representatives faulted the deployment of the military during the 2019 general elections without the approval of the National Assembly.

The chamber resolved to set up a panel to investigate the activities of soldiers in the elections.

At the plenary on Tuesday, the House adopted a motion moved by a member, Mr Patrick Asadu, entitled, ‘The Alleged Illegal Deployment, Use, Misuse and Abuse of Soldiers of the Nigerian Army During the 2019 (General Elections) and Other Elections against the Express Provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the Armed Forces Act and Valid Subsisting Judgments of the Various Courts of Competent Jurisdiction.’

The motion, which was unanimously adopted, prayed the lawmakers to observe a one-minute silence “in honour of innocent Nigerians who lost their lives in the course of the 2019 general elections and sympathise with all those who suffered injuries or sustained avoidable material losses.”

The chamber also resolved to, “As a matter of urgency set up a high-powered ad hoc committee to carry out a holistic, detailed, comprehensive and far-reaching investigation of the deployment, use, misuse and abuse of the soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the 2019 elections and other elections, and make adequate recommendations to the House within four weeks.”

Source: https://punchng.com/polls-buratai-avoids-question-on-militarys-interference/

Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by slivertongue: 9:10am On Mar 20
NIGERIA IS A FAILED STATE KAWAI

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by successmatters(f): 9:11am On Mar 20
Failed country

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by id911: 9:40am On Mar 20
Burutai used Army like thugs and common criminals to steal ballots box, scatter collation centres and killed innocent voters in Rivers State for Rotimi Amaechi.

Burutai day of reckoning is fast approaching.

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by eben1marketer: 10:23am On Mar 20
grin
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by NaijaOlosho(f): 10:23am On Mar 20
He is afraid of implicating his lord >> Buhari grin

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by MRSAMWEBTECHIE: 10:23am On Mar 20
Failed nation





See my threads and profile

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Pojomojo: 10:23am On Mar 20
Until your juju is able to cure cancer, fight corrupt politicians, fix the economy, reduce poverty, repair bad roads, fix electricity, create jobs, suppress terrorism, establish political stability, I’m going to keep taking it that your rambling about its existence is nonsense.
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 10:24am On Mar 20
Burantashi is just doing the bidding of his master Buhari.
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by arantess(m): 10:24am On Mar 20
slivertongue:
NIGERIA IS A FAILED STATE KAWAI
Gaskiya ne
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Factfinder1(m): 10:25am On Mar 20
Shame
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by senatepresido: 10:25am On Mar 20
Army = Politicians in Uniform - Abiola, 1993
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Houseofglam7(f): 10:27am On Mar 20
undecided
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Qowax76: 10:28am On Mar 20
Check my signature to migrate to canada

Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Sonoyom(m): 10:30am On Mar 20
weaklings
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Makanjuola89: 10:31am On Mar 20
Which of the INEC servers? Is it the one you hacked to enable you rig election before it was postponed?
The earlier you accept defeat the better for you. What am I even saying self? Lawyers too should chop their own abeg
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by davillian(m): 10:32am On Mar 20
The zombies has no choice than to follow buhari orders.
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by R2bees(m): 10:32am On Mar 20
We no longer have military in Nigeria, what we have is APC thugs parading themselves as NA.

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by islandmoon: 10:38am On Mar 20
bruaitashi

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Greenbirth: 10:46am On Mar 20
If you want to live in peace avoid hausa muslem s. Anywhere they are peace is far away. Until the south west and south east understand this the earlier the better
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by lenghtinny(m): 10:53am On Mar 20
I'm no fan of PDP or whatever they stand for, The nonsense Amaechi orchestrated with the Nigerian army in the rivers election should not be condoned by any reasonable human being angry

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Udomite: 11:02am On Mar 20
“They are in control of the types of weapons that the police command in Zamfara State does not have. In one armoury alone, they have over 500 AK-47 rifles; we saw them. Our people were even given the chance to take pictures. God have mercy, they are even snapping with them.
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by cucumbae(m): 11:17am On Mar 20
Buratai tenure and service in the army have expired but buhari retained them to used to rigged elections for him.

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by levels7280: 11:18am On Mar 20
Continue calling them bandits, and refused to do the needful.
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by freeze001(f): 11:23am On Mar 20
Meanwhile, Zamfara State Governor, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, has said his administration has no plan to dialogue with the bandits attacking and killing innocent villagers in the state.

According to him, the bandits are more equipped than the Nigerian soldiers and policemen. He added that what was needed was a coordinated show of force to flush the killers out of the state permanently.

Show of force? grin grin cheesy That is so hilarious! Does he think Zamfara is in the SE at any time or the SS during elections? What is he drinking? Army/Police can never do show of force where there is a chance of equal or substantial return fire, they are way too cowardly and can only show force among civilians preferably Christians. He should go and continue drinking burukutu plus sharing money with his bandit, bokoharam brothers in terrorism and islam. People wey get weapon pass Federal Police and Army na dem una still dey call bandits and hoodlums abi? Until they start by calling them their actual names as fulani terrorists and bokoharam islamic terrorists, they will keep underrating them and never address the root causes. Make una continue!

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Wisfem(m): 12:33pm On Mar 20
That man is devil and must surely pay for his sins


President Muhammadu Buhari had met with Buratai and other security chiefs in Abuja on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections in six states.

However, as the COAS emerged from the meeting, he refused to answer questions on the role of his men during the polls.

Instead, he directed State House correspondents to the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu.

When reporters turned to the IG, the police chief too kept sealed lips.

He merely said there would be no formal briefing on any issues.

But The PUNCH learnt that aside from security arrangements for Saturday’s polls and the general security situation in the country, the meeting also looked into the raging violence in Kaduna State.

Apart from Buhari and the IG, other security chiefs who attended the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique.

The attendees also included the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.); Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.); Minister of Interior, Gen Abdulrahaman Dambazau (retd.); Director-General of Department for State Service, Yusuf Magaji-Bichi; and the Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.



Meanwhile, Zamfara State Governor, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, has said his administration has no plan to dialogue with the bandits attacking and killing innocent villagers in the state.

According to him, the bandits are more equipped than the Nigerian soldiers and policemen.

He added that what was needed was a coordinated show of force to flush the killers out of the state permanently.

Yari spoke with journalists shortly after meeting with Buhari in company with his Katsina State counterpart, Mr Aminu Masari.

Yari said, “I have told my people that that (dialogue) will no longer take place during my time because I have done that three times but it did not work.

“They are in control of the types of weapons that the police command in Zamfara State does not have. In one armoury alone, they have over 500 AK-47 rifles; we saw them. Our people were even given the chance to take pictures.

“That is why I said there has to be a show of force before anything else. I know that in any war, eventually, you have to come to the table and dialogue but the situation we are right now, sincerely speaking, dialogue is not needed at this point in time.”

In a related development, the House of Representatives faulted the deployment of the military during the 2019 general elections without the approval of the National Assembly.

The chamber resolved to set up a panel to investigate the activities of soldiers in the elections.

At the plenary on Tuesday, the House adopted a motion moved by a member, Mr Patrick Asadu, entitled, ‘The Alleged Illegal Deployment, Use, Misuse and Abuse of Soldiers of the Nigerian Army During the 2019 (General Elections) and Other Elections against the Express Provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the Armed Forces Act and Valid Subsisting Judgments of the Various Courts of Competent Jurisdiction.’

The motion, which was unanimously adopted, prayed the lawmakers to observe a one-minute silence “in honour of innocent Nigerians who lost their lives in the course of the 2019 general elections and sympathise with all those who suffered injuries or sustained avoidable material losses.”

The chamber also resolved to, “As a matter of urgency set up a high-powered ad hoc committee to carry out a holistic, detailed, comprehensive and far-reaching investigation of the deployment, use, misuse and abuse of the soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the 2019 elections and other elections, and make adequate recommendations to the House within four weeks.”

Source: https://punchng.com/polls-buratai-avoids-question-on-militarys-interference/[/quote]
Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Ohraykon: 1:46pm On Mar 20
When will dis revolution happen

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Re: Elections: Buratai Avoids Question On Military’s Interference by Kingspin(m): 5:04pm On Mar 20
Another dullard in the army

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