Governor Wike asks Chief Of Army Staff to withdraw Soldiers From Politicians


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru to withdraw soldiers from state governors and other politicians.

He stated this when the army chief led senior military officers including the new General Officer Commanding the Six Division in Port Harcourt, Major General Sani Mohammed on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Wike charged the COAS to make a difference by fighting the myriads of security challenges in the country ranging from banditry to terrorism, kidnappings, and militancy among several others.

Speaking further, the governor also said he lacked confidence in the leadership of the former service chiefs led by General Gabriel Olonisakin.

According to him, the move necessitated his decision to oppose the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), endorsement for the fresh withdrawal of funds by the Federal Government for the fresh withdrawal of funds to fight insecurity.

He however called for more collaboration in the fight against insecurity.