The Chief of Army Gen. Tukur Buratai blames some politicians for high crime rate in Nigeria

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai revealed that some politicians are responsible for the increase in crime rate in Nigeria. He identified these group of politicians as those that failed to win the election.

President Buhari assigned General Tukur Buratai to security duties because the Northern part of Nigeria is becoming dangerous. Kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, robbery, and assassinations are becoming very common. The Nigerian government tried their best but they could not eradicate the terrorist group. The General blamed it on the politicians that lost the 2019 general election.

The Armey general disclose his findings while meeting with the Chairman House Committee on the Army in Maiduguri on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

According to General Buratai, ”The security challenges we are facing right now in the northwest, north-central and other parts of the country, I want to believe and rightly so that it is a fallout of the just concluded general election.

“There are political class interests, politicians in particular who saw their defeats as a way of trying to revenge, sponsoring these criminal activities even the bandits, the farmers and herders. There are strong political undertones and strong political influences including (in these) kidnappings. We use this opportunity to call on the chairman house committee on the army to prevail on some of these politicians, to really look at national interest first, before any political or sectional interest. We have some strong evidence but we are still being conscious so that we don’t get it wrong but the best is to advice these politicians” he added.