JNI Cry Out Over Removal Of Military Chief

JNI Cry Out Over Removal Of Military Chief
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the Muslim Umbrella body in the north is not happy with the removal of the Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Air Vice Marshal Abdullahi Kure and his counterpart at the Infantry Centre and School (ICS), Major General, Muhammad D. Isa by the Defence headquarters following the recent bombing within the military formation.
The Muslim body believe that there are religious undertone to the removal of the two officers, pointing out that their replacement with non Muslim officers by the military high command leaves much to be desired.
The two officers were removed from officer for what they officials regarded as laxity, following the embarrassing bomb explosion at the military cantonment which houses and replaced by Air Vice Marshal Osim (AFCSC) and Major. Gen KC Osuji (ICS).

In a statement statement signed by the Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, is questioning the hurried removal of the two officers, accusing the military of double standard in handling similar issues in the past.

The Muslim body wondered why the authority did not apply similar measures to the bombing of the One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army and the Police headquarters.
According to the statement “two officers who were swiftly removed were Muslims, and were replaced by two officers who are non-Muslims makes any discerning observer to be suspicious of the motives behind the whole exercise.
It is our sincere concern to which we make bold to state, that any attempt at politicising the issue of security in Nigeria will not only worsen our security situation, but will also continue to polarise the military family and the entire security system along religious and ethnic divides, something that would not augur well for the future of our dear nation”.
The JNI statement reads “the attention of the headquarters of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has been drawn to a report by some national dailies, of December 2, 2012, that following the unfortunate bomb blasts which rocked Jaji Military Cantonment
on Sunday 25th November 2012 that claimed the lives of 15 innocent people, the Defence Headquarters redeployed the Commandant of the Armed Forces and Staff College, Air Vice Marshal Abdullahi Kure and the Corps Commander, Infantry Jaji, Major General, Muhammad D. Isa (one of them took over just few weeks ago).
While reiterating our condemnation of the blasts and emphasising the need for the immediate thorough investigations into the matter, we want to state that the immediate removal of the two officers does not speak well of the military who are hitherto known to be careful and objective in dealing with sensitive issues of national interest.
We cannot comprehend why the use of two different approaches to addressing the same issue. Nigerians may not understand why would the two Jaji officers be removed in connection to the blasts even before any proper investigation, while no immediate posting out could follow the bombings at the 1 Mechanised Division and the Police Headquarters which preceded it.
The fact that the two officers who were swiftly removed were Muslims, and were replaced by two officers who are non-Muslims makes any discerning observer to be suspicious of the motives behind the whole exercise.
It is our sincere concern to which we make bold to state, that any attempt at politicising the issue of security in Nigeria will not only worsen our security situation, but will also continue to polarise the military family and the entire security system along religious and ethnic divides, something that would not augur well for the future of our dear nation.
Rush decision of serious issues of this magnitude even before the Committee charged with the investigation of the incidents submit it’s report leaves much to be desired”.