A Civil Rights Organisation, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has condemned recent allegations linking the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to the ongoing Dasuki arms deal scandal.The group in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, described the allegations as a deliberate attempt to discourage the army from their ongoing onslaught to end insurgency.
CESJET further stated that the propaganda against the army chief was as a result of his recent drive at transparency, through his call for all officers to declare their assets.
“We are aware that certain elements in the Military are very uncomfortable with Buratai since his call for declaration of assets, but let it be known that as a civil society we are in total support of this move. The army needs to be sanitised, too much sleaze has infiltrated in the last eight years and it needs to be brought up to task, “ the statement noted.
CESJET has also called on Nigerians to give the current drive to transparency as initiated by the Army chief all the support, describing it as the first step to ensuring peace and complete sovereignty of the Nation through strengthening its military.
Meanwhile, the group has called on the Chief of Army Staff not to relent in his quest to sanitise as well as quell insurgency in the nation.