As Nigerians, especially residents of the Northeast and Borno State in particular fret over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, ahead of next year’s general elections, the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has said that there might be a link between the current resurgence in the activities of the insurgents and next year’s presidential elections.
The Director, Defense Information, Brig-Gen. John Agim, told The Guardian yesterday in Abuja that some politicians may want to use the insecurity in the northeast as a campaign rallying point, prior to the elections.
He noted that the military was still studying the situation, so as to significantly contain any threat that might arise before the general elections.
The Defense spokesperson noted that the assault on the insurgents by the military has reduced in recent times because of the rainy season, but assured Nigerians that there was no threat to free and fair elections in the country next year.
The Guardian, September 15, 2018
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