We are frustrated in fight against Boko Haram, it has been politicised-Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has expressed frustration in its fight against Boko Haram, saying on Monday that some persons have politicised efforts of the government to keep the insurgents at bay.

The terrorists have pushed the army and Multi-National Joint Task Force in the North East state of Borno, reportedly regaining six towns in the State.

But the army maintained it would not give in to the “unpatriotic elements” aimed at distracting it from the fight against the terror group.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, said, “The army has noted with great concern the concerted efforts by some unpatriotic elements to politicise and derail the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency in the country.

“We regrettably observed that the unscrupulous elements are perfecting strategies to rubbish the government’s efforts in the provision of safety and security for citizens.

“These elements are determined to dampen troops’ morale, especially in the North-East and complicate the security situation in the country for selfish and cheap political gains and expediency.

“We warn that the Nigerian Army will no longer tolerate these acts aimed at our troops to abandon the war. We will continue to monitor subversive propaganda and take necessary action against perpetrators.”

The army has also confirmed on Sunday that troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole had shot dead three female suicide bombers in Kubtara village in Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State.

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