Governor Wike accuses Army general of oil theft 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday accused the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarhem, of oil theft and running an illegal oil bunkering squad.

“The GOC is doing illegal bunkering, which he is using to finance his quest to emerge as the country’s Chief of Army Staff. 

“He has his own team that is making money for him through oil bunkering,” Wike said through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu. 

Wike said that any attempt to appoint the Sarhem as the Chief of Army Staff will spell doom for the nation’s already failing security. He also accused the GOC of compromising security in Rivers State through illegal actions.

“We will have a security meeting and he will release the details to criminals, and the Chief of Army Staff will leave the man here because he is playing their role.

“How will the security of the state be with such a man as the GOC? He will compromise when fighting to reduce crime. They sent us a GOC who destroyed the security architecture of the state,” he said.  

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