NIGERIAN ARMY REACTS TO SHEIKH GUMI’S COMMENTS ON THE MILITARY

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The Nigerian Army has reacted to a  viral video-clip of a renowned  Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi alleging non-Muslim soldiers were responsible for the attacks against bandits.

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the Nigerian Army as national institution   does not deploy its troops along ethnic or religious lines.

Brigadier Yerima enjoined Sheikh Ahmed Gumi and other opinion merchants to exercise caution with their comments and avoid bringing the image of the Army to disrepute, stressing that operations conducted by the Force were done in strict adherence to rules of engagement, code of conduct, and respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry with no exception.

Editor-Oloyede Oworu

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