Your Comments are demoralizing to Soldiers – Military tell Governor Babagana Zulum!
The Military has told Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum that his recent comments on soldiers fighting insurgency in the area are capable of demoralizing soldiers.
Recently, the Governor’s convoy was attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Baga Town en route to Mungono but the Governor said his convoy was attacked by soldiers in the area, not Boko Haram terrorists.
Babagana Zulum also sent on to take a swipe at the military that he is willing to employ local vigilantes and hunters to Baga is the military is incapable of securing the town.
However, Felix Omoigui, a major-general and deputy theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole said the claim of the Governor is not true after the military conducted investigations on the incident.
“The governor of Borno state believed these allegations levelled against troops of the 19 Brigade in Baga given his recent utterances”
“Remarks of highly placed persons are capable of demoralising the troops which would negatively impact on operations and the confidence of the locals in the military.”
“Allegations of such nature could be avoided if the military authority was contacted on issues concerning troops activities before going public.”
“The realisations that the allegation emanated from security agencies could trigger reactions and animosity among troops can lead to grave consequences.”
He also said the allegation that the troops in the Baga area were engaged in farming is unfounded as he claimed that such allegations are fueled by overzealous security agencies for personal benefits.
“The allegations were conjured by some overzealous security agencies who for personal glory and without recourse for the tenets of inter-agency cooperation decided to propagate falsehood”
Quote via @ The Cable Ng