Two days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai raised the alarm that some politicians were approaching some soldiers for undisclosed political reasons, the Nigerian Army has said it was yet to arrest any persons or group of persons in connection with the alleged plot.
This is coming came amidst claims by Transparency International that the Nigerian military was soiled in corruption at the moment, insisting that the development was weakening the country’s counter-insurgency operations in the North East.
Responding to enquiry on whether the Army has arrested any individuals or whether its officers were romancing politicians for undisclosed reasons as alleged by its boss, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman said the military had not made any arrests. “We have always been open and transparent with information. If there is anything, we will let members of the public know,” he said through short message services (SMS) on his mobile telephone. He therefore, warned Army personnel to steer clear of politics, adding that those interested in politics should resign and pursue their ambition.
Responding to the development, the Chief of the Air Staff (COAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said that the Nigerian Air Force would continue toremain loyal to Nigeria and to the service.He commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the support it has extended to the service and assured that the service would remain loyal to the country.