The Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has come out to say that the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) might be a ploy to embarrass the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Garba Shehu made this known in a recent interview, while reacting to a question on the incident.
He said the presidency expects the military to thoroughly investigate and revert back.
He however described the incident as sad and unfortunate.
He further stated that the incident might have been orchestrated by the enemies of the current administration, in the wake of the huge achievements by the military in the fight against insurgency and banditry.
He stated that “The president has denounced it. He is not happy about it. It is now left for the military authorities to thoroughly investigate this and bring out what happened.”
“So many scenarios are being painted though. Could this be truly a criminal attempt to violate the sanctity of that military institution? Was this an opportunistic crime? Is it political? Does somebody want to embarrass the government by doing this?
“We are coming from major successes. Look at how Boko Haram is unravelling in the north; they surrendered. All of the victories that have been recorded even in the north-west, these bandits are being taken out in large numbers.”
“We hope investigations will fully reveal what happened and why it happened.”
Garba Shehu said the incident may also be politically-motivated.