- As the 2019 general elections approach, officers and men of the Nigerian army have been warned to avoid getting involved in politics
- The GOC, 1 division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General M Mohammed, gave the warning in Zaria
- He charged them to remain focused, apolitical and highly resilient to all forms of distractions
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Major General M Mohammed, has warned officers and men of the Nigerian Army to avoid getting involved in politics.
General Mohammed enjoined them to remain disciplined and ensure peace and stability across the country, adding that it was unconstitutional for soldiers to get involved in politics, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng notes that the GOC spoke at the weekend as special guest of honour at Basawa Cantonment Community, Zaria, on the occasion of its 2017 West African Social Activities (WASA).
He said: "As we progress in another training year, I therefore charge you to remain focused, apolitical and highly resilient to all forms of distractions.
“This is most important at this time that the Nigerian army is making all efforts to consolidate on the achievements recorded in all its activities geared towards ensuring peace and stability across the country.
“It is indeed heartwarming that the Nigerian army establishments in Basawa Cantonment comprising the Nigerian Army School of Military Police, Nigerian Army School of Legal Services and 11 Field Engineer Regiment have impressively sustained the age long military tradition of holding West African Social Activities annually after a successful training year."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, charged the various commands of the Nigerian army, especially Operation Lafiya Dole, to sustain the numerous successes being recorded by the army across board on daily basis.
The army chief stated this in a speech at the Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja on Tuesday, April 10.
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