World Nigeria: The army expresses its support for President Buhari
Nigeria's Buhari under fire over surging violence
With his country ensnared in mounting jihadist violence, bandit attacks and kidnappings, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is under fire from allies and enemies alike for appearing incapable of tackling the security crisis. April saw an almost daily toll of bloody assaults and abductions in Africa's most populous nation. In the past week alone, at least 240 people have been killed and more than four dozen kidnapped, according to tallies by local media.
the Nigerian army Monday expressed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari, criticized from all sides for his inability to stem insecurity in the country, and categorically swept away any probability of a coup.
Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa is prey to multiple conflicts, between a jihadist insurrection in the Northeast, attacks of criminal bands practicing mass kidnappings in the northwest and those of separatists. Security forces in the southeast.
In a press release published late Monday night, the Nigerian armed forces assured that they would continue to support the government despite the poor security situation and the criticisms supported against Mr. Buhari, a former 78-year-old general.
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"We categorically declare that the armed forces of Nigeria remain totally dedicated to the current administration as well as to all the democratic institutions associated with it," said the voice spokesman onyema Nwachukwu, cited in this statement. .
"We will continue to remain apolitic, subordinated to civil authority, firmly faithful to the president, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and the 1999 Constitution as amended. , "added the military spokesman.
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Last week, Parliament asked the Head of State to declare the state of emergency.
At the same time, an avalanche of parliamentary statements, local governors and even the laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature Wole Soyinka called President Buhari to contain the violence.
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"Our nation is at war. Those who have proved weak and unable to learn to swallow their pride and look for help," said Soyinka.
For its part, the Nigerian Presidency has indicated Tuesday in a statement that "certain unhappy religious leaders and former political leaders" planned to precipitate the country "in a free fall", which would lead to "a change of direction no democratic".
describing such an attempt as "manifestly illegal", the Presidency warned that such behavior "would cause the consequences" that are needed.
President Buhari spoke with his main security leaders last week and again Tuesday to discuss the violence that shake the country.
"We will continue to fulfill our constitutional responsibilities in a professional manner, in particular in the protection of the democracy of the country, the defense of the territorial integrity of the country as well as for the protection of the life and property of the citizens", added the military spokesman.
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In addition, the army said hope that "current security challenges are not insurmountable".
M. Buhari, former Putschist General In the 1980s, was elected in 2015 on the promise to crush the Jihadist rebellion in the northeast, who has since 2009, 36,000 and two million displaced.
But six years later, the Boko Haram groups and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) still control vast rural areas as well as strategic roads, where they multiply attacks and abductions of soldiers, civilians and members of 'NGO.
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Police say the gang used bitcoins to carry out illegal financial transactions on the dark web. Black Axe emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s, where they carried out rape, mutilation, and ritual murders.They went on to build a powerful international network. Inside Nigeria's deadly and secretive campus cults "There is evidence that the members had a direct connection with the Nigerian gang, drawing on the same vocabulary, symbols and affiliation rituals," Italian police said.