Buratai Warns Troops Against ‘Politicking’ Over Buhari

Buratai Warns Troops Against ‘Politicking’ Over Buhari

 
 

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, has raised the alarm that some persons have been approaching some officers and soldiers for political reasons. 
 

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, has raised the alarm that some persons have been approaching some officers and soldiers for political reasons.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Army, through its spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said on the basis of the information, Buratai “has warned such persons to desist from these acts.”

“Therefore, he seriously warned and advised all officers and soldiers interested in politics, to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith”, the statement added.

“Any officer or soldier of Nigerian Army found to be hobnobbing with such elements or engaged in unprofessional conducts such as politicking would have himself or herself to blame.

“The COAS has further reiterated that the Nigerian Army will remain apolitical and respect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Buratai’s statement is believed to be a follow-up to intelligence reports that some politicians were holding secret meetings with top Army officers due to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

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