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Nigerian army reacts after Governor El-Rufai’s administration demolishes senator’s house in Kaduna

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Nigerian army reacts after Governor El-Rufai’s administration demolishes senator’s house in Kaduna

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We are not involved – Nigerian army denies playing roles in demolition of senator’s house

The Nigerian army has reacted sharply to an alleged involvement in the demolition of the house of a senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi, by the government of Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna state saying its men were not involved in the act that has caused some controversies.
Senator Hunkuyi’s house was demolished by officials of the Kaduna state government and some soldiers of the Nigerian army were alleged to have participated in the action.
In its reaction, through its spokesperson, Sani Usman, the army said it was not true that its men played any role in the demolition exercise.
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“This is not true. No Nigerian army soldier was involved in the exercise.
“The allegation and the attempt to drag the Nigerian army into the issue of demolition is yet another baseless and unsubstantiated claim to malign the hardworking, loyal and professional officers and soldiers of 1 division Nigerian army and discredit them.
“Contrary to claims, the troops of 1 division have not been involved in any illegal activity of either harassment of politicians or demolition of their properties in Kaduna and its environs.
“Therefore this claim remains the highest mischief and misleading and it is viewed as another calculated attempt to distract our troops from performing their professional duties.
“Therefore, the public should disregard such false allegation.
“The troops of 1 division Nigerian army will continue to remain apolitical and non-partisan in the discharge of their constitutional roles.
“Presently our troops are dutifully engage in exercise Ayem Akpatuma (CAT RACE) in Niger and Kaduna states, combating Kidnappings, cattle rustling, armed banditry and terrorism,” the statement said.

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