The National Assembly has been petitioned to investigate the allegation that soldiers killed by insurgents in the northern part of Nigeria are being buried secretly in unmarked graves to maintain the claim that insurgency has been defeated.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this call in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Ologbondiyan said the party’s request for the probe was predicated on the “brazen attempt by the Buhari presidency to politicize such huge security issue and making uncomplimentary allusions to the plight of our troops, in yet another unpatriotic and insensitive press release on the state of our nation.
“It is unfortunate that at this time when patriotic Nigerians are distressed about the well-being of our gallant soldiers and seeking solutions to the challenges they face in the front, the Buhari presidency is rather issuing press statements, just like the one it released on Friday, August 2, 2019, wherein it leveraged on the plight of our soldiers to boast on how to retain a stolen presidential mandate.”
Meanhwile, we earlier reported that the Senator Shehu Sani weighed in on the alleged secret burial of 1,000 soldiers killed by Boko Haram.
The report which was published by highly respected international media house, Wall Street Journal, has continued to generate reactions. Sani, a human rights activist turned politician, gave his opinion on the issue, writing like a poet.