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Don't allow Politicians use you - Wike tells Military

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised top military personnel not to allow themselves to be used by politicians, because the security architecture suffers when politicians influence military operations.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by General Felix Agugo, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike said that some politicians make promises to military officers, only for them to abandon them later.

He said: “Don’t allow politicians to use you. Otherwise, they will use and dump you. They will tell you that they will make you this or that,. But, at the appropriate time, all their phones would be switched off.

“Do the right thing and the society will move forward”.

Governor Wike said that, if the military restricts themselves to their security duties, the country would be better for it.

He said security agencies have a responsibility to protect lives and property, noting that the Rivers State Government will continue to support the military improve the security architecture.

The governor said that he would never approach the military or any heads of the security agencies in the state to do what is wrong.

“Why nobody has been able to defeat us is that our hands are clean. I will never call you to release an arrested criminal, cultist or kidnapper. If anyone, who is working with me seeks such favour, inform me.

“We must work together to move the state forward”, he said.

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