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” Withdraw Soldiers From Politicians” – Wike Tells Chief Of Army Staff

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru to withdraw soldiers from state Governors and other politicians.

He reportedly made this known on Tuesday when the COAS led senior military officers including the new General Officer Commanding the Six Division in Port Harcourt, Major General Sani Mohammed paid a courtesy visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Wike stated that, “The country is facing a lot of insecurity now. So withdraw these soldiers from politicians so that the soldiers can go and do their work. In those days when you see a soldier, you run. These days, it is difficult because soldiers have been exposed to politics”.

Governor Wike added that “I want you to make a difference to say that what your interest is to protect Nigerians, fight bandits, insurgency and not to carry ballot boxes”.

Wike pointed out the fact that  he lacked confidence in the leadership of the former service chiefs led by General Gabriel Olonisakin. 

He declared that the move prompted his decision to oppose the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) endorsement for the fresh withdrawal of funds by the Federal Government to fight insecurity.

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