NDA Attack:  Buhari Shifts Blame To Political Opponents

Moses Ofodeme

The Presidency is claiming that the attack on the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday might be politically motivated to embarrass Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

Garba Shehu, Buhari’s media aide presented this scenario during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday August, 25.

Garba, also expressed the president’s displeasure with the attack; as well as called on the military to investigate it thoroughly.

“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,” he said

“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 have surrendered; and all of the victories have been recorded even in the North-West — these bandits are being taken out in large numbers.

“So, in a climate — political climate — in which people seek to make political capital out of this unfortunate incident, you don’t rule in anything, you don’t rule out anything.”

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