President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, has claimed the current assault on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), could be a ploy to embarrass his principal.
Suspected bandits attacked the NDA facility in Kaduna early hours of Tuesday.
It led to the loss of life of two officers, whereas one was kidnapped by the gunmen.
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Shehu, in an interview on Channels Tv on Wednesday night time, stated the presidency expects the navy to totally examine and disclose what occurred.
He additional claimed that the incident could be politically-motivated and people behind it need to embarrass Buhari’s administration, amid the “main successes” achieved by the navy within the battle in opposition to insurgency and banditry.
“The president has denounced it. He’s not blissful about it. It’s now left for the navy authorities to totally examine this and produce out what occurred.
“So many situations are being painted although. Might this be really a prison try to violate the sanctity of that navy establishment? Was this an opportunistic crime? Is it political? Does someone need to embarrass the federal government by doing this?
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“We’re coming from main successes. Have a look at how Boko Haram is unravelling within the north; they surrendered. All the victories which have been recorded even within the north-west — these bandits are being taken out in giant numbers.
“So, in a local weather — political local weather — through which individuals search to make political capital out of this unlucky incident, you don’t rule in something, you don’t rule out something,” he stated.