No Boko Haram in the Southeast, says Army Chief

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In Nigeria
Aug 21st, 2014
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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, has allayed the fear of Nigerians living in the Southeast part of the country over possible infiltration by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

He said that the few security threat recorded in the zone may not be blamed on the insurgents.

Speaking during his visit to the 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze as part of the familiarization of 82 Division Enugu on Thursday, the COAS, noted that the two incidents in Imo and Abia state allegedly linked to the Islamic Sect may have been the handiwork of some elements within the zone which wanted to take advantage of the insurgency in the country to cause mischief.

“What happened at the Winners Chapel Church in Imo and the arrest made in Abia cannot be totally blamed on the insurgents because some mischievous elements can be making bombs to cause trouble and make it look like Boko Haram.

“Some elements within the states may want to cause problem, some mischief makers might want to take advantage of the insurgency in the country to ferment trouble but the Military is ready to check all forms of security threat,”  Minimah said.

The Army boss who seized the opportunity to commission the modern officers mess at the barracks affirmed that his tour to all the army divisions in the country would help strengthen the morals of his men as well as provide ideas for the protection of the nation.


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