The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has dismissed claims that suspected terrorists are establishing camps across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Irabor reacted to the rumors when he spoke in the course of the Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team on the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, October 14.
Recall that Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere on Wednesday raised the alarm that it had gained intelligence from some sources that the terrorists had began establishing camps across the FCT and Niger State, calling for speedy motion.
Reacting to the declare, Irabor stated ir is fake and ought to be disregarded. He identified that many individuals pushing out data accomplish that to ‘fly agenda kites’, including that if there was something like being claimed by these elevating the alarm, the army would know.
Reacting to alleged army brutality within the Southeast, Irabor stated that the notion of discriminatory army engagement towards the individuals of the area was not appropriate.
Responding to a query on why the army selected to scale operations up within the Southeast whereas bandits within the Northwest and Northcentral have been thought-about for negotiations and repentant terrorists within the Northeast are being rehabilitated, the Defense Chief famous that insecurity varies from area to area.
According to him, “what you discover within the southeast is totally different from what’s obtainable within the north.