By Johnson Eyiangho
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Wednesday accused some defeated politicians in the just concluded general elections of being responsible for the current heightened situation in parts of the country.
Buratai leveled the accusation in Maiduguri when he received the House Committee on Army led by its Chairman, Rep. Remande Shawulu, at the Theatre Command.
“The myriad of security challenges we are facing now in the North West, North Central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so, is the fall out of the just concluded general elections.
“There are several political interests, politicians in particular not happy with their defeat and therefore, trying to take revenge, sponsoring some these criminal activities.
“There are strong political undertone, strong political influence.
“So, I will use this opportunity to call on the honourable members here to prevail on…