The Nigerian Army yesterday in Abuja inaugurated a committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against its personnel during the 2019 general elections.
The nine-member committee headed by Major General TA Gagariga was also mandated to probe allegations of assassination attempt on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the circumstances surrounding the killing of military personnel during the just concluded elections.
Buratai, who spoke through the Chief of Army Administration, Major General Kay Isiaku, said the committee, which had since commenced work will submit its report not later than March 31, 2019.
He admonished the committee “to carry out their duties objectively, fairly and transparently in line with its terms of reference”.
The terms of reference of the committee include “a thorough investigation of the activities, actions and/or inactions of Army personnel in all the states that alleged one infraction/wrong doing or the other.
“The committee is further mandated to visit all states where issues have been raised about the conduct of the Nigerian Army during and after the elections and also interact with civil society organisations, sister security agencies and state governors with claims against the army.”
The Chairman of the committee, Gagariga, assured the army chief and all Nigerians of the committee’s commitment, resolve and determination to objectively and professionally address the major issues as contained in its terms of reference.
Other members of the committee are Brigadier-General JM Ali, Brig-General GO Adeshina, Brigadier-General MA Obari, Col AT Bitiyong, Col A Tanko and Col WA Bakare and Lt Colonel PAJ Ebuk as secretary.