The immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, who was recently accused of aiding the cause of Boko Haram terrorists has warned the country and other stakeholders not to be deceived by what he described as frivolous and baseless accusations aimed at diverting attention from the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts.
Ihejirika stated this Friday during the meeting of the Alumini Association of members of Regular Course 18 of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja.
The former army boss said the claims by an Australia hostage negotiator, Stephen Davies, that the insurgents mentioned him and a former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sherrif, among the chief sponsors of Boko Haram Islamic Sect, is unfounded.
“I want to further advise that baseless frivolous, and unfounded allegations like this have the capacity of diverting our attention away from the main problem”, he said.
Speaking further, Ihejirika noted that if the allegations against his person were to have taken place in the developed countries like the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), the issue would have been given not more than an hour’s attention for it to be dismissed. Thisday