Presidency Challenges Ex-Military Men To Take Up Arms Join Battle Against Boko Haram
The Presidency has challenged all retired military officers in the country to take up arms and move to the frontline to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Sarah Jubril, said yesterday that retired generals and military officers could not afford to remain at their comfort zone while the Boko Haram fighters gain more ground, overrunning towns and communities.
The presidential aide spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, yesterday at the commencement of a 21-day training on Linking Women and Youth for Sustainable Green Development and Income Generation through Agricultural Business.
The training, which had about 120 participants, was organi-sed by the Islamic Green Club Empowerment Initiative in conjunction with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Ethics and Values.
In a statement from her office, the presidential aide said all retired generals in the military and paramilitary agencies should “congregate” at Gwoza where Boko Haram recently captured, to reclaim the territory.
“Let them go there. They have enjoyed the best in this country and therefore, we want to see all the retired generals, officers in all the armed forces as well as the IGs, comptroller generals, top officials of immigration and all the heads of departments should congregate and let us see whether the Boko Haram are going to defeat our generals,” she said.
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