2019 election: How military responded to Gov. El-Rufai’s alleged threat to foreigners

The Nigerian Military has said that
the Governor of Kaduna State,
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, was quoted
out of contest during his (El-rufai)
Wednesday’s interview with the
Nigeria Television Authority, NTA.
The military also said that it was not
speaking anyone’s mind, but will
focus on its own intelligent
observations.
The military was responding to a
question on whether Governor El-
Rufai spoke the mind of the military
when he threatened that those who
intervene in the forthcoming general
elections will “go back in body bags”
The Military spoke in a press
conference addressed by Brigadier
General John Agim, the Acting
Director of Defence Information on
the forthcoming general elections.
Asked about El-Rufai’s comment,
Brig. Gen. Agim said, “We have a
very big responsibility as journalists
to ensure that we don’t take things
out of contest to generate
unnecessary tension. Let me start by
saying that the Military is not
speaking anybody’s mind.
“The Military is talking about what
they’ve observed, and we don’t want
to talk about whether there are
foreign collaborators or whatever.
We’ve already said that there are
foreign collaborators which means
they are working with citizens.
“We are talking to our citizens; we
are talking to our people. We have
intelligence on whoever that want to
do anything. The reason being that if
there’s any problem, it is the military
that will be called upon to clear the
crisis.
“So we’re very serious concerning
the issue of the election. A lot of
people are very apprehensive of
whether the election will be free and
fair. And some people even
misinterpreting our deployments.”

2 thoughts on “2019 election: How military responded to Gov. El-Rufai’s alleged threat to foreigners

  1. very big responsibility as journalists
    to ensure that we don’t take things
    out of contest to generate
    unnecessary tension.

  2. very big responsibility as journalists
    to ensure that we don’t take things
    out of contest to generate
    unnecessary tension. Let me start by
    saying that the Military is not
    speaking anybody’s mind.

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