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Army vows to flush out extremists

Officers of the Nigerian Army has been warned by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, against engaging in acts of religious extremism, adding that the army will not hesitate to flush out soldiers involved in such acts.

Speaking, weekend, at the graduation ceremony of the Basic Counter-terrorism Course 13/13 at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) in Kontagora, Niger State, Ihejirika said the army had discovered that inciting statements and materials were being distributed within the military.

“It has been observed of recent that a religious cleric has been distributing inciting statements, leaflets and compact disc loaded with information to confuse, misdirect and cause disaffection among you. It is also targeted at breaking the Espirit-de-corps which binds us together as a fighting force,” the COAS represented at the occasion by Commander of NATRAC, Major General Sylvester Audu said.

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