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Use of mercenaries against B’Haram, shameful -Buhari



President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that the Nigerian military had to have the help of foreign mercenaries for it to record some successes in the fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram.

“What is more worrisome is the fact that Nigeria’s military has to rely on South African mercenaries before it could gain recent success in the war against Boko Haram. This situation is shameful and unacceptable”, the former general stated.

He spoke in Kaduna when the National Executive Council of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) paid him a visit.

According to Buhari, “The military has never been so incapacitated like now. It is a shame that the Military cannot secure 14 out of the 774 local governments in the country”.

He therefore said, “My administration will concentrate on three major areas on assumption of office, that is insecurity, the economy/unemployment and corruption. We will ensure we nip insecurity in the bud.”

Earlier in his address, ACF chairman and retired Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie had told Buhari that Nigerians voted for him because they believed in his integrity, knack for transparency, accountability, honesty and commitment to security of lives and property.

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  1. de don

    May 19, 2015 at 7:57 am

    baba enter make you start work na we don dey hear your word tire oo

  2. Chukwuka Anni Thomas Agubamah

    May 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    was nigeria army prepared for bh kind of guerrilla war?

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