Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nigeria: Elections will go on in troubled North-east - Military

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Wednesday assured that elections would hold in the troubled areas of the North East in 2015.

According to him, the nation is winning the war against the Boko Haram sect, saying that Nigeri¬ans should have faith in the military.

Marshall Badeh spoke with State House Correspondents after President Goodluck Jonathan met with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa.
The President had earlier met with the security chiefs on Tuesday.
The Chief of Defence Staff said the meeting was to brief the President about the current security situation in the country.

“You are aware of the security situation in the country, the President thought it fit to call us this morning to brief him about the current situation of things. We have told the President exactly where we are and our future plans. As you know, we can’t talk about our future plans here, that will mean us telling the enemy what we are doing,” the four star general said.

On the fake Boko Haram members arrested by the State Security Service and his earlier ceasefire order, Badeh said it was better not to discuss such matter as the DSS was on it.

“It is better not to discuss those things. SSS is on it, they are doing their own investigation. They did a briefing yesterday and they have told you exactly what they are doing. It is better we leave the SSS to handle that one,”

-Leadership Newspaper

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