NDA attack might be politically designed to embarrass Buhari – Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) might be a ploy to embarrass the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Shehu made the comment in an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, saying the presidency expects the military to thoroughly investigate the unfortunate incident.

He described the attack as “sad and unfortunate”, noting that many scenarios are being painted on the circumstances that led to the incident.

He also said the incident might be politically-motivated and designed by those who want to embarrass this current administration, in the wake of the “major successes” achieved by the military in the fight against insurgency and banditry.

Shehu said; “The president has denounced it. He is not happy about it. It is now left for the military authorities to thoroughly investigate this and bring out what happened.

“So many scenarios are being painted though. Could this be truly a criminal attempt to violate the sanctity of that military institution? Was this an opportunistic crime? Is it political? Does somebody want to embarrass the government by doing this?

“We are coming from major successes. Look at how Boko Haram is unravelling in the north; they surrendered. All of the victories that have been recorded even in the north-west — these bandits are being taken out in large numbers.

“So, in a climate, political climate in which people seek to make political capital out of this unfortunate incident, you don’t rule in anything, you don’t rule out anything.

“We hope investigations will fully reveal what happened and why it happened.”

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