The Presidency has called on Nigerians not to attack Service Chiefs over the recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this while speaking on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme.
Shehu noted that the increase in attacks by the terrorist group is affected by the Libyan crisis and the proliferation of arms from the country.
The President’s spokesperson further stated that the Nigerian military deserves commendation and support from Nigerians.
Shehu while speaking said: “Our Armed Forces are doing an enormously good job, they are not sitting on their laurels but the challenges have mounted because of factors extraneous to the region and Nigerians should have an appreciation and be sympathetic and see that all of the things about the collapse of Libya is no fairytale.”
“Europeans for their competing interests in Libya were dropping weapons into villages in Libya. A lot of these elements have found their way into ungoverned spaces in the Sahel.”
“Could it be better with the sacking of the service chiefs? My sense is that the President as the commander-in-chief is not a novice in the first instance.”
Shehu pointed out that Buhari “was a military commander, a military head of state and the latitude of opinions intellectual, security, military available to him is not available to most of the critics.”
He condemned them for trying “to interlope in a way and begin to speak on matters of which they do not have the competence to pass judgement.”