Nigerian military remain loyal to Constitution, Government of Nigeria – DHQ

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General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, Nigeria.

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*Assures current security challenges not insurmountable

*Says Nigeria will know peace again

By BASHIR ADEFAKA

 

“We also wish to remind all military personnel that it is treasonable to even contemplate this illegality. The full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any personnel found to collude with people having such agenda.”

 

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The Military High Command in Abuja, that is the Defence Headquarters has dissociated itself from what some Nigerians have described as ‘irresponsible comment’ by some ‘misguided politicians’ calling for military take over government in the name of restructuring.

It said away from that thought, the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present administration, pledging to continue to remain apolitical, subordinate to the civil authority, firmly loyal to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari and the 1999 Constitution.

These were contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Acting Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.

The Defence Headquarters was reacting to a statement credited to one senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, by name; Robert Clark, which had suggested that the current political leadership in the country hand over power to military for the purpose of restructuring.

Describing the lawyer’s statement as anti-democratic utterance and position, the Military High Command said:

“Let it be stated categorically that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present Administration and all associated democratic institutions.

“We shall continue to remain apolitical, subordinate to the Civil Authority, firmly loyal to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari and the 1999 Constitution as Amended.

“We shall continue to discharge our constitutional responsibilities professionally, especially in protecting the country’s democracy, defence of the territorial integrity of the country as well as protection of lives and properties of citizens.

“The Military High Command wishes to use this opportunity to warn misguided politicians who nurse the inordinate ambition to rule this country outside the ballot box to banish such thoughts as the military under the current leadership remain resolute in the Defence of Nigeria’s Democracy and its growth.

“We also wish to remind all military personnel that it is treasonable to even contemplate this illegality. The full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any personnel found to collude with people having such agenda.

“The current security challenges are not insurmountable. The Armed Forces of Nigeria in partnership with other other security Agencies are working assiduously to ameliorate the challenge. Nigeria will know peace again. PLEASE BE WARNED!” Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said.


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