Army Sets Up Panel To Investigate Claims By Danjuma

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The Nigerian Army on Monday set up a panel of inquiry to investigate allegations that its personnel were colluding with Fulani herdsmen in the killing of natives in Taraba and Benue State.

A former Chief of Army Staff, T .Y Danjuma had earlier raised the alarm that an ethnic cleansing was being executed in the country by herders conniving with men of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Dajuma, while speaking in Taraba, asked the people to rise up and defend themselves rather than wait for the military.

To this end, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.General Tukur Buratai, inaugurated the committee in Abuja, on Monday, at the Nigerian Army Headquarters.

He said the Army under him was visibly disturbed at the allegations, especially coming from respected senior citizens of the country.

Buratai charged the committee, headed by Major General John Nimyel, rtd, to go all out to unravel all circumstances leading to the allegations, vowing that personnel of the service found to have compromised in their services to the country would not be spared.

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