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Beneficiaries Of Boko Haram Insurgency Paying Individuals To Protest In opposition to Service Chiefs – Presidency

A file picture of the Service Chiefs at a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on January 17, 2020.



The Presidency has cautioned these it described as “a bit of the political class” towards deceptive the general public and inciting protests towards the heads of navy establishments within the nation.

The President’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the warning in an announcement on Saturday.

He stated, “A bunch of politicians and beneficiaries of the Boko Haram insurgency is true now paying for folks to affix their deliberate protest towards our nation’s service chiefs.”

This follows the assorted calls by outstanding residents within the nation for the sack of the service chiefs over the spate of killings and crimes recorded just lately.

Additionally apprehensive in regards to the safety scenario, some lawmakers within the Senate and Home of Representatives chambers of the Nationwide Meeting just lately known as for the alternative of the service chiefs with these with recent concepts.


In Saturday’s assertion, Shehu raised an alarm that the Presidency had acquired reviews that about 2,000 women and men have been employed to protest towards the service chiefs on Monday.

He additionally accused the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) as being one of many sponsors of the demonstration, however the opposition get together has but to reply to the allegation.

The President’s spokesman stated, “This imminent gathering is the newest in a collection of demonstrations orchestrated by the opposition to embarrass the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As a part of this general scheme, the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, with its belligerent politics, has been marching from one embassy to the opposite in protest towards the Buhari administration and the nation’s highest court docket of justice, the Supreme Court docket.

“They’re eager to present the impression that Nigerians are in assist of them as they take to the streets, and they’ll go to any size to advertise this false narrative.”


Following the killing of 30 travellers alongside the Maiduguri – Damaturu Street within the North East, President Buhari had paid a condolence go to to Borno State.

There have been reviews crowd of residents trooped to the streets and booed the President, supposedly over the latest assaults by the insurgents within the state.

President Buhari with Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, and Shehu of Borno, HRM Abubakar Umar El-Kanemi, on the Shehu’s Palace on February 12, 2020.



Though Shehu didn’t deny that his principal was booed, he insisted that these jeered him had been ‘a handful’ whereas the President was cheered by a crowd.

He claimed that the incident was a part of the flowery scheme of the opposition and criticised those that termed to be a verdict towards the President.

“This was clearly a employed few, however the information was promoted by the opposition who had, after all, positioned themselves to file the booing – all simply to embarrass the President,” he stated.

The presidential aide, nevertheless, urged the media to stay unbiased and discerning of their reporting.

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