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Please tell us why you kill Nigerian soldiers? Kayode asks Buhari

You opposed the proscription of Boko Haram in 2013.

You gave them more money than any oher President to Boko Haram in ransoms.

You freed more Boko Haram members than any other President.

You were their friend and

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Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Mohammadu Buhari of shielding Boko Haram after the secret burial of 1000 Nigerian soldiers reported international mainstream media.

Kayode said the President has for long being representing the terrorist group, adding that he has full knowledge of where the soldiers were decomposed.

The Wall Street Journal in their report said that over a thousand Nigerian soldiers have been secretly buried at night by the General Muhammadu Buhari led administration, in order to hide the true state of the war on terror, with a sense of heartbreak and shock.

Kayode’s post reads: “Like Boko Haram you want sharia spread in every state of the Federation.

Like Boko Haram you want Muslims to vote for only Muslims.

Like Boko Haram you believe that an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north.

You opposed the proscription of Boko Haram in 2013.

You gave them more money than any oher President to Boko Haram in ransoms.

You freed more Boko Haram members than any other President.

You were their friend and mentor and they appointed you as their Chief Negotiator in 2013.

You have allowed them to take more Nigerian territory than at any other time since 2013.

You have placed an embargo on media reportage of their most terrible atrocities and victories.

You left Leah Sharibu with them, abandoned her and left her for dead simply because she is a Christian.

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Finally they are killing our soldiers and you are keeping it quiet and burying them secretly in mass graves.

Please tell us where you buried the gallant 1000 troops that Boko Hatam murdered and that the Wall Street Journal claims that you have hidden from us. They deserve to be honored and they deserve a befitting burial.

Finally please tell us why you do these things? What have the Nigerian people done to offend you? Why do you love Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen so much? Why do you enjoy it when Nigerian blood flows?”

Army refutes reports, says no secret graveyards in North East

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin accompanied by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid an operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri.

Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied the existence of secret graveyards in the North East.

This was revealed in a statement issued via its verified Twitter handle, where it countered the claim of the Wall Street Journal that the Nigerian Military had secret graveyards in the North East theatre of operation.

In the statement signed by Director, Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the Defence HQ said the Armed Forces doesn’t engage in secret burials for its fallen heroes.

Part of the statement read, “This insinuation can only emanate from an uninformed position of the author of the said publication. It therefore becomes necessary to inform the public that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has a rich and solemn tradition for the interment of our fallen heroes. Therefore, it must be unambiguously clarified that the Armed Forces of Nigeria does not indulge in secret burials, as it is sacrilegious and a profanity to extant ethos and traditions of the Nigerian military.

“In tandem with the traditions of the Armed Forces, Fallen heroes  are duly honoured and paid the last respect in befitting military funeral of international standard, featuring funeral parade, gravesite oration, solemn prayers for the repose of departed souls by Islamic and Christian clerics, as well as gun salutes, aside other military funeral rites.

“The cemetery described in the publication, which is situated in Maimalari military Cantonment is an officially designated military cemetery for the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the North East theatre, with a Cenotaph erected in honour of our fallen heroes. The official cemetery has played host to several national and international dignitaries, where wreaths were laid in honour of the fallen heroes. It is, therefore, a far cry from the sacrilegious impression being painted by “Wall Street Journal”.

The Defence Headquarters, therefore, urges members of the Armed Forces and the general public to disregard such a misinformed publication and see it as a figment of the imagination of the writer, whose knowledge of military valued ethos and traditions is grossly misplaced.

The WSJ had in an article titled, “Nigeria Buries Soldiers at Night in Secret Cemetery” alleged that the military buried soldiers in unmarked graves in the North East.

The subtitle of the article read, “While president says war against Islamist insurgency is won, army conceals toll in unmarked graves”.

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