Jonathan Faults Buhari, Tackles Lai Mohammed

The current news update as the erstwhile Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend military deployment to the South-South and the South-West.

According to report Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday, which was signed on his behalf by his media aide, Reno Omokri.

“However, we want to advise the Buhari administration, which has announced plans to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West through Operation Crocodile Smile, to tread with caution.

“Nigeria is no longer under military rule. In a democracy, you separate the military from the police. The military is not meant to fight criminality within a nation because they are trained to fight a nation’s external enemies.

“It is the police that are trained to fight crime internally. When the military starts doing the job of the police and starts fighting or doing what they call a ‘show of force’, the effect will not be to reduce crime. The effect will be to intimidate people,” he wrote.

Jonathan also lambasted the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for saying the activities of IPOB started because he lost the 2015 election.

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