May 25, 2018

We informed FG, military of threats, soldiers’ misconduct, says Taraba (Punch)

We informed FG, military of threats, soldiers’ misconduct, says Taraba (Punch)

The Taraba State Government on Tuesday said the Federal Government and the military were aware of security threats, as well as soldiers’ misconduct in the state, but chose to do nothing about them.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Taraba State on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Abu, the Taraba State Government cited few instances that the Federal Government and the military were informed about security breach and soldiers’ misconduct, which were allegedly ignored.

The state government’s statement was in reaction to the claim made by the Federal Government on Monday that although it got reports of soldiers’ misconduct, there was none from Taraba State.

Col. Tukur Gusau, the spokesperson for the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, who spoke in an interview with The PUNCH on behalf of his principal, had said,  “Nigerians have been coming to report incidents and we have been taking care of them… Soldiers have been put through disciplinary procedures. Read more

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