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Published On: Thu, Jan 15th, 2015

Jonathan directs military to redeploy saboteurs

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By Joy Baba Yesufu with agency report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday directed the leadership of the Armed Forces to redeploy officers sabotaging operations.

Mr. Jonathan made the call at the National Cemetery, Abuja, while unveiling the Cenotaph built in memory of the nation’s fallen heroes from 2011 to date.

The president said that the military are doing their best under the circumstances they were working.

He said that the government would continue to encourage the military and provide the soldiers what is required to perform their duty.

“I am not saying that there are no bad eggs; there are definitely few cases where people exhibit behaviour that is not expected of them.

“We always have such situations all over the world, in all sectors of government, so, it is the duty of the officers to detect those who are committed to this country, early enough. “So that those who will create problems for them, those who will betray others and lead to massive death of officers and men when in operations, are removed early enough.

“If we are able to filter among ourselves and identify such people they may be deployed in different ways.

“I am not advocating retirement of people except it becomes very clear that somebody has committed an offence that requires that.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the president said soldiers must be trusted people who should not betray themselves or troops.

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