A former Nigerian Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi, has questioned the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to probe excessive profile politicians whom Boko Haram terrorists named as their sponsors throughout interrogation.
Olawunmi spoke on Wednesday when he featured on Channels Tv’s ‘Dawn Each day’ breakfast programme.
He condemned Tuesday’s assault by bloodthirsty bandits on the Kaduna campus of Nigeria’s foremost navy college, the Nigerian Defence Academy, the place two navy officers had been killed and one other kidnapped.
The Professor of International Safety Research stated: “It’s an aberration; you don’t assault the Nigerian Defence Academy and get away with it.
He, nonetheless, revealed that the NDA, like different navy environments within the nation, carelessly opens its doorways to everybody on Friday for Jumat prayer.
Olawunmi stated terrorists and criminals profile navy environments throughout Muslim prayers on Fridays.
He stated, “In 2017, I carried out an investigation by the Minister of Defence that wished me to verify what was occurring with the coaching and the safety there (NDA). I keep in mind I spent a few week within the NDA with the commandant and the workers however one thing struck me: each Friday, the gate of NDA is thrown open and all people has entry to hope within the mosque.
“On Fridays, you’re going to see the identical factor occurring throughout all navy formations within the nation. For those who go to Defence Headquarters, I served on the Defence Headquarters because the Deputy Director, Defence Administration, between 2015 and 2017, all through my two years at Defence Headquarters, I obtained guests twice due to the strict safety structure there however each Friday, the gate of the Defence Headquarters is thrown vast open for everyone to come back in and observe Juma’at.
“That’s the time the terrorists have the time to profile our safety atmosphere. It has at all times been the case. I’ve served the navy intelligence for the previous 35 years. Our drawback is faith and socio-cultural.”
Olawunmi added that he was a member of the Intelligence Temporary on the Defence Headquarters through the management of the then Chief of Defence Workers, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.).
The intelligence knowledgeable stated he informed the then CDS that the centre of gravity of the Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East and spreading to different elements of Nigeria was the sponsor.
“I informed Normal Olonisakin then that the centre of this drawback can’t be solved the identical approach we solved the issue of the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta drawback was solved throughout (Ex-President Umaru) Yar’adua principally by me and I informed them that we will’t use that very same template for Boko Haram.
“I informed Normal Olonisakin to have a look at the centre of gravity of the issue. I used to be made a member of the committee in 2016-2017 together with former Chief of Military Workers, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru that died.
“I informed them that the centre of gravity of Boko Haram in Nigeria is the sponsors of the programme. It was past us as a result of the job we would have liked to do was kinetic however we can not resolve the problems of sponsors of Boko Haram that had been in Buhari’s authorities that we all know them. That was why we couldn’t pursue that side that would have resolved the problem as a result of we have to arrest folks.
“Just lately, 400 folks had been gathered as sponsors of Boko Haram, why is it that the Buhari authorities has refused to strive them? Why can’t this authorities carry them to trial if not that they’re partisan and a part of the charade that is happening?
“You keep in mind this Boko Haram problem began in 2012 and I used to be within the navy intelligence at the moment. We arrested these folks. My organisation performed interrogation and so they (suspects) talked about names. I can’t come on air and begin mentioning names of individuals which can be presently in authorities that I do know that the boys that we arrested talked about. A few of them are governors now, a few of them are within the Senate, a few of them are in Aso Rock.
“Why ought to a authorities determine to trigger this sort of embarrassment and insecurity to the sense of what occurred yesterday (Tuesday on the NDA)?”
Olawunmi additionally stated that the Division of State Providers had great data on terrorists however they may not do something besides by the physique language of the Commander-In-Chief.
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