Presidency Reveals That Bandit Attack On NDA Was A Set up To Embarrass President Buhari
Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, has stated that the latest attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was an attempt to shame his principal.
In the early hours of Tuesday, suspected bandits stormed the NDA facility in Kaduna.
It resulted in the deaths of two officers, while another was kidnapped by the gunman.
In an interview broadcast on Channels Television on Wednesday night, Shehu stated that the presidency expects the military to thoroughly investigate and report what occurred.
He further stated that the incident was politically motivated and that those behind it wanted to disgrace Buhari’s administration, despite the military’s “huge accomplishments” in the war against insurgency and banditry.
“The president has denounced it. He is not happy about it. It is now left for the military authorities to thoroughly investigate this and bring out what happened.
“So many scenarios are being painted though. Could this be truly a criminal attempt to violate the sanctity of that military institution? Was this an opportunistic crime? Is it political? Does somebody want to embarrass the government by doing this?
“We are coming from major successes. Look at how Boko Haram is unravelling in the north; they surrendered. All of the victories that have been recorded even in the Northwest — these bandits are being taken out in large numbers.
“So, in a climate — political climate — in which people seek to make political capital out of this unfortunate incident, you don’t rule in anything, you don’t rule out anything,” he said.
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