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Presidency says some persons who are benefitting from Boko Haram are inciting Nigerians

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The presidency says some persons who are benefitting from the Boko Haram insurgency are inciting Nigerians against the country’s military chiefs.

In a statement, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said “a section of the political class” had hired thousands to protest against the head of the service chiefs on Monday.

Shehu further accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of orchestrating the protests to embarrass the Buhari-led administration.

According to him, the opposition wishes to “give the impression that Nigerians are in support of them as they take to the streets”.

“The Presidency wishes to caution a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions,” the statement read.

“This has become necessary in view of received reports that about two thousand men and women have been hired to demonstrate against Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday.

“This imminent gathering is the latest in a series of demonstrations orchestrated by the opposition to embarrass the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As part of this overall scheme, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with its belligerent politics, has been march