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2019: Steer clear of politics, Buratai warns soldiers

Philip Nwosu

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has warned Army personnel to steer clear from politics, especially as 2019 elections draw near.

Buratai spoke when he declared open the 18th Conflict Management and Peace Support Seminar of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), in Lagos.

He urged commanders of the force, at all levels, to provide the requisite leadership and ensure their personnel are reminded to uphold military professionalism.

The army chief, who was represented by the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, Major General Adekunle Shodunke, said: “Commanders, at all levels, must ensure their personnel, are apolitical, uphold the tenets of military professionalism and be guided by the provision of the constitution.”

He decried the clash between herdsmen and farmers in the Middle Belt areas of the country and assured that the army willcontinue to play its role in resolving the conflict and put in place measures for the safe return of displaced farmers to their homes and farmlands.

Buratai said the army would continue to uphold the tenets of democracy, comply with rule of engagement and code of conduct during any military assistance to civil authority.

While lamenting the herdsmen and farmers clash in the North Central and North Western parts of the country, Buratai said: “These violent acts are not only undermining the capability of the government to protect its citizens, but has the tendency to affect food security in the country.

He said the various security challenges confronting the country, such as Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, militancy in the Niger Delta region, kidnapping for ransom, cattle rustling and armed robbery have continually put the force on its toes. He, however, said the synergy between the army and other security agencies has facilitated prompt intelligence sharing, which led to recent successes recorded in operations Ex Ayem Akpatuma, Ex Sharan Daji and Coin, against Boko Haram.

Earlier, Commandant of NACOL, Major General Richard Duru, also lamented the numerous security challenges the country had faced and efforts made by the military and security agencies at containing them. “The seemingly failure of the first line of defence in our internal security architecture has led to overwhelming presence and deployment of the military, virtually in all the 36 states of the federation.”

The dynamics of internal security threats and the mutating nature of the various crises, he noted, led to a complex state of insecurity in the country, pointing out that the spontaneous and marauding nature of the crises compel a responsive strategy in the planning and execution of all IS Operation by the Nigerian Army.

He said Armed Forces personnel, within these crises environment, must be equipped with the needed knowledge and capacity to anticipate, intervene, manage and resolve conflicts, insisting that there is need for the right mix of manpower and competencies, to meet the contemporary security challenges.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 15th May 2018 at 6:51 am

    Is the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. Neutral Politically? The enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. are behind the attacks and killings of this territory natives in disguise as so-called herdsmen etc. to subdue this territory natives under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria- where is their Political Neutrality? The enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. are not Neutral Politically. They are attacking and killing this territory natives to subdue this territory natives under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria- it is Futility. Nothing on earth will keep the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in this natives territory- Slaughter them on your God given native land, Burn Down their barracks, vehicles etc., take everything in their possession- arms etc. Slaughter the criminal touts parading themselves as sultan, emirs, Burn Down their palaces etc. Nothing on earth will keep the dead fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates in this natives territory. Nothing on earth will keep the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory. There’s no democracy in this natives territory under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria. Democracy exist only under the natives Disintegrated Republics which must be defended with the Sword in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. The said 2019 under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria will never come. Legitimate election under a Democratic society will only take place in this natives territory under the natives Disintegrated Republics- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic. God given Victory is the natives’. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 15th May 2018 at 7:35 am

    If you are a native of this territory of the natives in the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc., it is either you are for this territory natives in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world or you are for fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria and go down with the enemy in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God given Victory is the natives’. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Ebuka Amaechi 15th May 2018 at 12:24 pm

    The public advise frm the Chief of Army Stafff to the Commanders & Ranks of the Nigerian Army to steer clear Partisan Politics.Is quite in order. But the question for the Army Boss is how Nationalistic & non Partisan has he been in his appointment of Divisional Commanders & other sensitive positions accross the Country since he assumed office as head of the Army.I advise the Chief of Army Staff to impliment his preaching by take necssary measures to correct, make the appointments & positing of Officers of Nigeria Army to Nigeria,Without discrimi-nation against any Ethnic or Religious groups in Nigeria.Before Nigerians could take serious his presnts Sermon to the Nigerian Army.Nigeria Call Obey !

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