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Group wants Mohammed sacked over weaponry comments

12 February 2016, 06:41Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on President Muhamadu Buhari to dismiss Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over comments attributed to him doubting the quality of weapons used by the military.

HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said such comments were “offensive” and would motivate the Boko Haram terrorists in their war with the Army.

He said it was “shocking and disappointing” that soon after Mohammed made the “sensational and politically charged statement” alleging the past administration bought substandard weapons to counter terror, the Boko Haram commenced attacks in Borno, Adamawa States.

There were reported high casualties including the complete razing down of Dalori town near Maiduguri and the burning to death of dozens of children.

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“The president must sanction his minister of information for putting the lives of both our soldiers and civilians at risk,” said Onwubiko.

He said it would amount to tolerating “impunity” and “reckless talk” if Buhari should either fail to sack the information minister or impose some form of deterrent administrative sanctions.

The capacity of the Army against the Boko Haram has ever been a topical issue with suggestion the military was not motivated to fight the militant Islamic group. – CAJ News

- CAJ News


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