The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. T.Y Buratai has said that the current crisis in Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Zamfara States are both internally and externally induced.

He said so many forces were against Nigeria.

Buratai stated this on Friday when he addressed the press during the Army Day Celebration in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

He said, “The target is the corporate existence of Nigeria as a country. The blame game along ethnic and religious fault lines is not the solution. Nigerians must unite to solve this serious challenge.

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“The Nigerian Army is not sleeping. We are continuously exploiting all the linkages and leads towards addressing the security challenges we shall get to the roots of all the crisis militarily. Therefore, we must be tolerant of one another and give peace a chance.

“Let us also remember that no nation can develop or be economically vibrant without peace. I therefore want to use this medium to solicit with us all to be our brothers’ keepers.

“We assure all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is for you and will continue to work for the common good of the country while professionally carrying out its constitutional responsibilities.”

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