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Muhammadu Buhari Says His Government Will Not Probe The Nigerian Military



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The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday denied a newspaper’ s report (not The Punch) that he would subject the military and other arms of government to probe, if elected as president in the February 14 election.

Buhari, made the clarification through a statement signed by Garba Shehu of the Directorate of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation.

The retired general, however, said his administration would decisively deal with all cases of impunity and corruption without minding whose ox would be gored.

The statement further reiterated Buhari’s stance that “when elected into office in February, the era of impunity will be over for the rogues. But there is no time for engaging in probes or a witch-hunt.”

It also quoted Buhari as saying that he was passionately concerned about the conditions of the armed forces at the moment.

Buhari, according to the statement, lamented that despite the huge budgetary allocations, the country had failed to effectively deal with manifest security threats including the Boko Haram challenge.

The statement read in part, “What he (Buhari), said at every given opportunity is that he is keenly interested in knowing what has gone wrong, if any with the Army that he knew. When he has access to them as the Commander-in-Chief, he (Buhari) will like to hear from his commanders what are the problems they are dealing with so that they can be solved.

“In a democracy such as ours, all institutions of government, including the armed forces, are accountable. No country can achieve results in its counter-terrorism efforts when there is no transparency in the management of huge resources for the purpose.”

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