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Nigeria General Election 2019: Army Sets Up Committee To Investigate Allegations Of Misconduct

Unic Press UK: The Nigerian Army has set up a committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against its personnel with regard to the General Elections 2019.

In a press statement today, the acting director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa named Maj Gen T A Gagariga as chairman and Lt Col P A J Ebuk as secretary. The other members of the committee are Brig Gen J M Ali, Brig Gen G O Adeshina, Brig Gen M A Obari, Col A T Bitiyong, Col A Tanko and Col W A Bakare.

“The committee’s Terms of Reference centered on thoroughly investigating the activities, actions and/or inactions of NA Personnel in all the States that alleged one infraction/wrong doing or the other. The Committee is also to collate and thoroughly analyze all reports to determine the veracity of the allegations including the alleged assassination attempt on Rivers State Governor and the circumstances that led to the shooting to death of Lt Kurmi as well as that leading to serious injuries to an officer and some soldiers in the State. The Committee is further mandated to visit all States where issues have been raised about the conduct of NA during and after the elections and also interact with Civil Society Organizations, sister security agencies and State Governors with claims against the Army,” the statement reads.

The Chief of Administration (Army), Major General KAY Isiyaku has inaugurated the committee on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

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