By Editor on September 20, 2018

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A group known as Concerned Professionals’ Congress, CPC, yesterday in Abuja raised the alarm over an alleged plot in some unnamed quarters to specifically provoke mutiny in the army through sponsoring anti-military sentiment in the public space against the huge successes so far recorded by the courageous and gallant troops of the armed forces presently serving in the various operations across the country especially in the North-east.
National Coordinator of the group, Tukur Musa Tilde and the Chief Media Strategist, Emeka Nwapa, in a joint press statement yesterday in Abuja said that the plot, already under the searchlight of security agencies in the country, is aimed at causing disaffection and disharmony among the troops as well as raise undue fear and apprehension among Nigerians ahead of the forth-coming general elections.
The sponsors of the plot, alleged the group, had laid out elaborate plans to saturate the public space with anti-military rhetoric using pliable foreign media agencies, goons and platforms including human rights organisations with self-acclaimed international clout to demoralize and disorientate the troops, create public fear, undermine the success of the war on terror and ultimately raise doubts about the sustenance of democracy in the country as Nigerians are already in the mood for the forth-coming general elections.
‘’We decided to raise this alarm as a wake-up call to fellow Nigerians to be well aware of this plot and rise against those who are out to cause chaos in our country. This is a clarion call to all compatriots’’, the group said, pointing out however that fortunately, the plot had started to suffer a setback while the sponsors tried unsuccessfully to recruit the local media for the execution of the plot.
‘’We hereby note with satisfaction, the amazing courage,  discernment and courage of some top media owners and their organizations who refused to be recruited willy-nilly into this grand evil plot against the country.
‘’We therefore use this medium to warn this band of misguided interests, persons and organisations, for example, a particular international news agency headquartered in London which appears to have sucked into this evil plot against our dear nation to desist henceforth or risk the anger and violence of Nigerians.
‘’For the avoidance of doubt,  our courageous and gallant troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole have decisively mitigated the agony of our brothers and sisters in the northeast traumatised by the activities of Boko Haram Terrorists.
‘’We earnestly advise the sponsors of this anti-military narrative to heed this warning. We refer, in particular to a London-based news agency and others masquerading as human rights advocates to take note of this warning otherwise they will soon begin to taste the collective anger of all Nigerians. A word, they say, is enough for the wise’’, the statement said.
The group maintained that because of the huge success of the counter-insurgency operations in the north-east, the Nigerian military have earned increasing global applause and support which has gone a long way to boost the morale of the troops.

‘’We must also rally round our defence forces to eliminate the remnant of the terrorists. We must act together because a nation acting together wins a war’’, the group argued.
It  expressed confidence in the capacity and readiness of the present Armed Forces led by the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin under whose command Boko Haram’s capacity to launch organised attacks has since been decisively contained with the fall of Sambisa Forest on December 12, 2016.
The group expressed confidence that the troops will complete the last phase of the anti-terror battle successfully considering the excellent records of members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in international peace-keeping operations such as restoring the Gambia to order in the aftermath of its December 1, 2016 elections.
The group called for increased civilian support for the armed forces as well as sustained vigilance towards eliminating all forms of threats to the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the north-east.
‘’It is our collective duty as patriotic Nigerian citizens to support our security forces by volunteering accurate, useful and timely information to track down the terrorists in our quest for complete security, stability and peace in the country.
‘’Until 2011 when Osama bin Laden was finally hunted down and brought to justice, the American people rallied round their military and security forces’’, the group said.


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Posted on September, 20 2018

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