Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has warned against the deployment of troops for the February general elections. He said instead, they should be deployed to the North-East, to strengthen the capacity of security forces there, who are currently waging a war against Boko Haram.
Buhari spoke on Thursday at a meeting with stakeholders of Ogoni ethnic nationality at Saakpenwa, headquarters of Tai local government area of Rivers State.
He said, “I have made this comment before and the Federal Government refused to react to it; the number of soldiers, policemen and officers of the State Security Services they deploy during elections, if they had deployed them to Borno and Yobe States to fight Boko Haram, by now, Boko Haram would have been history.
“Boko Haram is not a religious group; Boko Haram is not an ethnic group; Boko Haram is a terrorist group. They attack people in schools, they attack people in churches, they attack people in mosques, they attack people in markets, and they shout ‘Allahu Akbah! No religion rejoices over the blood of innocent people”.
The former Head of State promised that he would put an end to the pollution in Ogoniland if elected president during the February 14, 2015 election.