- Femi Fani Kayode, an All Progressive Congress (APC) chief, is in a war of words with Defense Headquarters (DHQ)
- Fani Kayode had recently posted a video on social media, vehemently condemning DHQ for ignoring the Department of State Security (DSS) intelligence report, a statement urging Nigerians not to heed the former Aviation Minister’s comments
FCT, Abuja – The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has denied the claim made by APC Chief Femi Fani Kayode that that the Ministry of State Security (DSS) instigated the military in the impending Boko Haram attack on the Kuje Correctional Facility and the attack on the Kaduna-Abuja train Bandits.
According to the Guardian newspaper, DHQ denied the allegation in e In a statement by its Director of Information, Maj .-Gen. Jimmy Akpor on Saturday, July 9
Akpor said that Fani-Kayode appeared in a social media video following the recent spate of terrorist attacks, particularly the attack on the Kuje Prison, accused center.
He said Fani-Kayode also claimed that soldiers were withdrawn just before the prison was attacked.
< p class="align-left">Akpor said that Fani-Kayode only played on the gallery as he was unable to know if the DSS informed the military of an attack.
< p class= "align-left">He said:
“It cannot be impossible that such a claim is part of a calculated attempt to cause division and rivalry among all government agencies that have been collaborating to address issues of insecurity in the country.” address.
“The allegation that soldiers were withdrawn from the Kuje Correctional Custodial Center before the attack en, is ridiculous.
“It is sad that Fani-Kayode is ignorant of whose responsibility it is to guard the prison.”
He described the APC supporter’s comment as despicable as it failed to honor the sacrifices and dedication of military officers who remained loyal to the course of defending the country’s unity, peace and stability.
Fani Kayode Replies to D HQ
In response to DHQ’s statement, Fani Kayode went to his Twitter handle to berate DHQ for responding to his comment.
“It is revealing that @DefenceInfoNG can reply to my video within 2 days and yet not to the daily bombing, slaughter, slaughter , kidnappings and terror of Nigerians have been exposed in the last 7 years. Such insensitivity and incompetence is disgusting.”
Fani Kayode went on an hour later to make a statement on his personal blog www.femifanikayode.org stating, that DHQ’s response to his video was totally amusing.
“Given the severity and seriousness of the deteriorating security situation in our country I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read it.”
However, he urged the military high command and defense headquarters to make time for the fight against the terrorists
He said it was their duty to fulfill their constitutional role in protecting Nigerians from internal and external enemies.
Fani Kayode, however, paid his respects to every low-ranking officer in the military for the fact that during the course of the gave everything in service to the country and its people.