International community using Boko Haram ‘to cut Nigeria to size’ – Army
The Nigerian Army says some “international paymasters” are hiding behind Boko Haram insurgency to “cut Nigeria to size”.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in an article published on social media on Wednesday.
According to him, these elements in the international community were recruiting, training, arming and deploying the insurgents in a bid to destabilise and “dismember Nigeria”.
The army spokesman’s article came a few days after 43 rice farmers were massacred in Zabarmari, Jere local government area of Borno State.
Musa wrote, “The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenceless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor it.
“There is an international conspiracy to cut Nigeria to size and compromise national renegades making attempts to destabilise and dismember Nigeria if possible in subservience to the international paymasters, who are the owners of Boko Haram. They train them, arm them, finance them and supply their logistics.”
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He added that this international support was the only thing keeping the sect alive.