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The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has told the Nigerian Army to stop allocating soldiers to politicians.

Mr Wike stated this while reacting to a comment by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, that some people were approaching soldiers for political reasons.

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Speaking during the flag off of the construction of the Old Aba Road by Mbano Junction in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Wednesday, the governor said the attachment of soldiers to politicians was a threat to national security.

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“Who are those approving battalions of soldiers to politicians? If they don’t want soldiers to follow politicians, they should stop giving soldiers to politicians.

“It is only in Nigeria that soldiers follow politicians. They should stop soldiers from being security details to politicians.

“Somebody comes home and they will give him battalions of soldiers and they say soldiers should not hobnob with politicians.

“All over the world, it is only the commander-in-chief that is allowed to use soldiers. But here, you see soldiers following politicians everywhere,” Mr Wike aded.

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