Boko Haram: Dark forces out to frustrate Army – CUPS

A group, Coalition of United Patriots and Statesmen (CUPS), has urged Nigerians to disregard dark forces desperately out to distract the Nigerian Army on its onslaught against terrorism in the country.
CUPS’ National Convener, Hon.
Gabriel Agibi, who stated this yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing, noted that “Nigeria almost lost its respect as a sovereign nation prior to the advent of this administration when terrorism peaked and insurgents began to slice parts of the country to themselves as they wished.” According to him, the story, however, changed with the coming of the current administration when normalcy was returned.
He said the attempt by the terrorists to re-launch an attack after almost three years of suppression by the Nigeria Armed Forces “has unfortunately given room to all kinds of comments and opinions that stand logic on its head.” “Some of the comments have been wide off the mark from the realities on ground that make it imperative for our group to interject as a way of clarifying the issues with a view to understanding what actually are on ground.
“Since the coming of the current administration, the Nigeria military has achieved a lot in terms of tackling insurgency that at for a long period of time it became difficult for the terrorists to operate or to launch attacks.
“Many of their commanders were arrested within the period under review and brought to book, their operational bases blown to pieces and many of them surrendered due to fear and owing to the superiority of the military.
“Many people living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps have relocated to their communities and many have been reunited with their families.
Clear evidence of this can be seen on both local and international media across the world,” he said.
Continuing, he said: “It is, therefore, not only beastly but also moronic for anybody who is conversant with the progress made within the period under review to try to cast aspersion on the military as an institution or on the person of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.
Tukur Buratai.
“The call by one CUPS and its leader, one Idris Ahmed, asking President Muhammadu Buhari, to sack the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.
Tukur Buratai, therefore, lacks basis.
“The group, masquerading as the authentic CUPS and registered in the United Kingdom, has failed to point out how and where it arrived at the allegation that COAS is ‘incompetent in the face of aggressive insurgency,’ or where his action or inaction constitutes criminal negligence, or where he had lent himself to acts of corruption or conspiracy to defraud the Nigerian State or where any of his actions amounted to treachery.”

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