The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has dismissed reports that the Nigerian army would use surrendered Boko Haram terrorists to spy and attack any region of the nation.
Brig.Gen. Rabe Abubakar, the director, defence information, said this to counter a statement making rounds on social media that troops were using surrendered Boko Haram terrorists as spies to go after members of a religion in the north-eastern region.
Abubakar said such statement was false and baseless, as the troops would not take sides with any religion in exterminating terrorism from the country, The Punch reports.
He said: “We are not out to exterminate the adherents of a particular religion in a particular region using surrendered Boko Haram terrorists.
“That information is mischievous, mendacious and calculated attempt to cause apprehension in the country and create division in the military.
“The Nigerian Armed Forces is constituted by Nigerians of all tribes and religious affiliation. It is therefore callous and outrageous for anybody to think of the military taking side with one religious group against another.
“More so, the Boko Haram is an enemy to all Nigerians. Therefore, religion and politics should not be mixed up with security affairs.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has started the task of organising the 2017 Weapons Championship inside Sambisa forest after ousting Boko Haram terrorists from their stronghold.
The army announced in 2016 that it has ousted terrorists from Sambisa forest and promised to put it to good use so that the terrorists will not return to the place.
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