A panel to probe the alleged malpractices and unethical involvement of its personnel in the Ekiti and Osun state in the 2014 gubernatorial elections has been set up by the Nigerian Army.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement said the panel will investigate the alleged unprofessional and unethical conduct of some senior Army personnel in Ekiti and Osun States’ Gubernatorial Elections 2014, as well as in any other State in Nigeria where other allegations of misconduct were made during the 2015 General Elections in the country.
As part of its terms of reference, the BOI is to also review the involvement of Army formations/units and its personnel in elections and other duties in aid to civil authority.
According to the statement, the essence of the inquiry is to prevent future unprofessional conduct by officers and men in the performance of the constitutional roles while strengthening Nigerian Army’s support to democratic values and structures in the country.
In a related development, Army also warned all Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are, to desist from all acts of terrorism, surrender themselves or face the law.
“We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves. They should follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered. Failure to surrender will result in serious consequences as our troops have closed up with them,” the statement said.
We equally appeal to members of the international community and the world at large, to kindly persuade Boko Haram terrorists and their international collaborators to immediately and unconditionally release all abducted persons in their custody including the Chibok school girls.