Insecurity in Nigeria was created by the political class — Former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai
A former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has said the insecurity bedeviling the nation since 2009 was the creation of the political class.
He said this on Friday, November 3, while delivering a lecture at the 65th anniversary of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association.
DailyTrust reports that he also took a swipe at critics calling for his sack over insecurity in the country while he was in office, saying such call stemmed from personal biases rather than an objective evaluation of his performance.
“These individuals might have held negative opinions of General Buratai based on subjective factors, such as personal preferences or biases unrelated to his actual capabilities. It is crucial to approach discussions regarding national security matters with a fair and impartial mindset, focusing on relevant aspects rather than personal biases and idiosyncrasies.
The National Assembly had twice or more passed resolutions calling for the sack of the service chiefs. The President, Muhammadu Buhari had told the ninth National Assembly to mind their business. If properly interpreted, the call by the ninth National Assembly was to derail the democracy by the military.
This should be a lesson for political actors. It was a direct confrontation blaming the service chiefs as if they are the ones who started insecurity. The insecurity being faced in the country since 2009 was the creation of the political class. With a strong political will, it can be surmounted,” he was quoted as saying.