The investigation into the Christmas Eve massacre in two Local Government Areas of Plateau State, Nigeria, has reportedly made great headway, according to General Christopher Musa, Chief of Defence Staff, who spoke with Sahara Reporters. More than 200 people died in the horrific catastrophe, which shocked the country. During a Channels TV broadcast on Monday, Gen. Musa disclosed that the military has detained people who are thought to be accountable for the horrific assaults. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Speaking on the ongoing efforts, Gen Musa stated, “I think the purpose is to embarrass everybody and to make the government look stupid, and whoever did this, we are up on their heels and making some arrests.” The Chief of Defence Staff emphasized that the military was actively pursuing those behind the attacks and expressed confidence in bringing them to justice.
Addressing the broader issue of insecurity, Gen Musa highlighted the military’s collaboration with state governments to reclaim communities captured by terrorists across the country. “We are working with the state governments to identify these areas; this year, God willing, we will make sure bandits hold no community,” he asserted. He explained that reclaiming these communities would significantly reduce the need for internally displaced camps, allowing people to return to their homes.
Gen Musa addressed concerns about the military’s response time to terror-prone areas, stating, “We cannot be everywhere.” He acknowledged the challenges faced by the military and attributed delays to the vastness of the affected regions. The General urged collective efforts and understanding, emphasizing the need for collaboration between the military and government to effectively tackle insecurity.
The Chief of Defence Staff also highlighted the political nature of the challenges faced in the fight against banditry. He asserted that political decisions and support were crucial for overcoming the security challenges, stating, “It is a political decision, not a military decision on what is to be done.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>