Politicians Arming Boko Haram, Group Alleges

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A group, National Democratic Front (NDF) has accused aggrieved politicians from the North Eastern part of the country of arming Boko Haram terrorists.

The Secretary-General of the group, Bolaji Abdukadir made the accusations on Tuesday when he addressed newsmen. He decried the politicisation of the war on terror.

“The National Democratic Front, NDF, has been following the war against terrorism in the north-east, especially Borno state, with keen interest given its impact on long term peace and security for Nigeria. One worrisome trend we discovered is that the war against terrorism continues to be politicised to the point of almost having a war within a war.

“In addition to refusing to accept responsibility for re-arming Boko Haram terrorists, it appears politically embittered persons have continued to empower terrorists in the region” Abdukadir said.

“They have even scaled up their support to now include endorsement of the terror group by ascribing invincibility to its fighters while demonizing the army that is sacrificing much to restore peace and security to the troubled area.

“Politicians must reset their behaviour to appreciate and focus on what is needed to develop their constituencies.

“Politicians from the northeast must not continue to be the weak link in the safety, security and development of Nigeria” he added.

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