- Chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olanisakin, has warned Nigerian politicians against jeopardising national security
- He made the plea in Sokoto on Thursday, August 30 during the assessment of the disaster response unit
- Olanisakin urged politicians to use dialogue to resolve their differences as well as educate their supporters on the need to ensure peace
The chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olanisakin, has warned politicians to shun actions capable of jeopardizing national security in the 2019 general elections.
Daily Trust reports that Olanisakin gave the warning in Sokoto on Thursday, August 30, during the assessment of the Disaster Response Unit of the 119 forward operation base of the Nigerian Airforce, Sokoto.
Legit.ng gathered that he also urged politicians to use dialogue to resolve their differences as well as educate their supporters on the need to ensure peace.
Represented by the director, psychological warfare of the Defence Headquarters, Major-General Habila Vintenaba, Olonisakin expressed the readiness of the Nigeria Army and other security agencies to maintain peace before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
"Armed forces and other paramilitary are deeply and ever ready to ensure all parts of the country are safe for political players prior, during and after election," he said.
In his remarks, the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, who was represented by the director Disaster and Response, stressed the need for collaborative efforts on disaster management among all the tiers of government.
He explained the visit was to obtain direct information on military formation readiness to disaster response and on ways to support them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chief of defence staff (CDS), Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin, vowed that groups associated with violent agitations in the country will be prosecuted by the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Olonisakin gave the warning on Saturday, November 11, during the induction of 20 sophisticated gunboats newly acquired by the Nigerian Navy at the Warri Naval Base, Warri, Delta state.
Speaking on the backdrop of recent threats by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities, the army chief said although there exits inalienable right of any group to agitate, any agitation done with violence was rather unconstitutional and would be resisted.
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