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We Need Information From Him To Tackle Terrorism, Banditry – Defence Agency Gives Lame Excuse For Declaring Retired Navy Commodore Olawunmi Wanted

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The Defence Intelligence Company has confirmed SaharaReporters’ report that it declared a former Nigerian Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi, wished for exposing in an interview how the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration refused to probe excessive profile politicians whom Boko Haram terrorists named as their sponsors.

The DIA stated in a shallow assertion it invited Olawunmi to its headquarters in a ”textual content message to come back over as a retired army officer to shed extra lights with the knowledge that will help the AFN to additional struggle in opposition to terrorism, insurgency and banditry.”



The intelligence company, regardless of the amount of data on the actions of the insurgents and bandits ravaging the nation stated it was ready for a retired army officer to help it struggle the insurgency.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the DIA requested Olawunmi to come back to its headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday together with his worldwide passport, which can be seized.

In a response obtained by SaharaReporters on Saturday afternoon, a DIA official stated, “Please gents of the press. There’s a SaharaReporters’ on-line information that the DIA has ordered for the arrest of Cdre Olawunmi rtd. We’re issuing an announcement quickly. You recall he stated he his (sic) privileged to numerous info throughout his media interview on Channels. He was solely invite (sic) by way of textual content message to come back over as a retired army officer to shed extra lights with the knowledge that will help the AFN to additional struggle in opposition to terrorism, insurgency and banditry.










“Additionally recall that the CDS has simply concluded his tour of the 6 Geo-Political Zones the place he solicited for the assist and cooperation of retired army officers. Arrest of individuals was not a part of it.”

The Defence Intelligence Company is the first army intelligence company of Nigeria.

“The company has declared retired Navy Commodore Kunle Olawunmi wished for spilling the beans over Boko Haram sponsors within the Buhari regime. They requested him to come back together with his worldwide passport on Tuesday to the DIA workplace in Abuja,” a prime supply had stated.

SaharaReporters had final Wednesday reported that Olawunmi spoke when he featured on Channels Tv’s ‘Dawn Day by day’ breakfast programme.

He had condemned Tuesday’s assault by bloodthirsty bandits on the Kaduna campus of Nigeria’s foremost army college, the Nigerian Defence Academy, the place two army officers had been killed and one other kidnapped.

The Professor of World Safety Research had stated, “It’s an aberration; you don’t assault the Nigerian Defence Academy and get away with it. 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 everyone has entry to hope within the mosque.

“On Fridays, you will see the identical factor occurring throughout all army formations within the nation. In case you 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 acquired guests twice due to the strict safety structure there however each Friday, the gate of the Defence Headquarters is thrown huge 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 all the time been the case. I’ve served the army intelligence for the previous 35 years. Our downside is faith and socio-cultural.”

Olawunmi had added that he was a member of the Intelligence Temporary on the Defence Headquarters in the course of 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 components of Nigeria was the sponsor.

“I informed Normal Olonisakin then that the centre of this downside can’t be solved the identical manner we solved the issue of the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta downside was solved throughout (Ex-President Umaru) Yar’adua mainly 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’t 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 facet that would have resolved the difficulty 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 occurring?

“You keep in mind this Boko Haram subject began in 2012 and I used to be within the army 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 might 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 resolve to trigger this type of embarrassment and insecurity to the sense of what occurred yesterday (Tuesday on the NDA)?”

Olawunmi had additionally stated that the Division of State Providers had super info on terrorists however they might not do something besides by the physique language of the Commander-In-Chief.

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