The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had alleged that some politicians who were defeated in the last elections are responsible for the increased spate of security in some parts of the country.
Buratai, said this on Wednesday in Maiduguri when he received the House Committee on Army led by its Chairman, Remande Shawulu, at the Theatre Command.
“The myriad of security challenges we are facing now in the North West, North Central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so, is the fall out of the just concluded general elections.
“There are several political interests, politicians in particular not happy with their defeat and therefore, trying to take revenge, sponsoring some these criminal activities.
“There is strong political undertone, strong political influence.
“So, I will use this opportunity to call on the honourable members here to prevail on some of these politicians to look at national interest first before any other political or sectional interest.
“We have some strong evidence but we are still being cautious so that we don’t get it wrong,’’ Buratai said.