Defence minister blames monarchs, clerics for insecurity, says troops compromised

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has blamed traditional rulers, politicians and other stakeholders for the growing banditry, insurgency and other vices in the country. The Minister stated this on Thursday during a one-day security summit by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Represented by his Special Adviser Technical,  Almed Jibrin, the minister spoke on the theme, ‘The Nigerian National Question: Implications for National Unity.’ He accused stakeholders of apparent compromise on security. He said, “The political and traditional elite at the local…

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