Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Nigeria’s chief of army staff, has ordered that a standing court martial be set up to try any officers who show partisanship.
The army chief gave the order while speaking at the Chief of Army Staff 1st Quarter Conference on Tuesday, April 10, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Buratai warned all officers interested in politics, including GOCs and Brigade Commanders, to resign before it is too late.
More details are expected soon.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Lt Gen Tukur Buratai issued a stern warning to all officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army to steer clear of politics.
Buratai, represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, gave the warning at the graduation ceremony of officers who underwent a Regimentation and Leadership training of the 64 RC and SSC 44 course at the 20 Infantry Battalion Serti, Taraba.
“Leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career,” he noted.
He charged the graduating officers to use the knowledge and experience acquired during their training to help in tackling the current security challenges in the country.
Buratai said: “It is pertinent to state that the recent gains of the Nigeria army in the North-east and other internal security operations all over the country is expected to present the challenges of a growing rank of criminal elements and criminal activities.”
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