Buratai Warns Don’t Glorify Terrorists, Treat Them As Criminals.

Buratai Warns Don’t Glorify Terrorists, Treat Them As Criminals.

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Tukur Buratai has warned against Glorifying that they should be treated as criminals .

The Army Chief made the observation while on operational visits to troops in the northeast.

He said increased propaganda for the terrorists by the media and some people have emboldened them to carry out criminal activities against the people.

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According to a statement by Army’s spokesman, Col Sagir Musa, the Army Chief called for the understanding and support of Nigerians to rid the country of criminal elements such as the terrorists.

He was quoted as saying that “it is wrong for any person to eulogize or support murderers, bandits and armed robbers that the known Boko Haram terrorists group has turned into.”

Consequently, referring to such gang of criminals, bandits, insurgents such as Boko Haram Terrorists Group, JAS or ISWAP in Nigeria could amount to supporting or encouraging terrorism, Buratai added.

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The Army Chief said that it is also important to note that the mode of operation of these elements is pure criminality for personal gains.

It is therefore important that all Nigerians to rally round our gallant troops as they fight these criminals. All should know that the support to the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the counter terrorism efforts would boost their morale and it will be highly appreciated. The Nigerian Army is asking for the continued understanding and cooperation of all Nigerians and well-meaning people.

“He further stated that all troops have been enjoined to henceforth go all out to deal decisively with these criminals. They are nothing but bandits and armed robbers. Let’s support our military to ensure a secured Nigeria.”

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