Wike to Buratai: Stop seconding soldiers to politicians if you must complain
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.
Tukur Buratai, to stop complaining about his troops’ involvement in politics but
should rather stop posting soldiers to politicians.
Wike gave the advice during the flag-off of the construction of the Old Aba
Road by Mbano junction in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Wednesday. According
to him, it is only in Nigeria that soldiers follow politicians, adding that all over the
world, only the Commander-in-chief is allowed to have soldiers. “Who are those approving battalions of soldiers
to politicians? If they don’t want soldiers to follow politicians, they should stop giving
soldiers to politicians.
“It is only in Nigeria that soldiers follow politicians. They should stop soldiers from
being security details to politicians. Somebody comes home and they will give him
battalions of soldiers and they say soldiers should not hobnob with politicians.
“All over the world, it is only the commander-in-chief that is allowed to use soldiers. But here, you see soldiers following politicians