- Lt Gen Tukur Buratai says foreign conspirators and unpatriotic groups are planning to scuttle the forthcoming 2019 general elections
- The Army chief said the Army was working to ensure an enabling environment for citizens to exercise their civic rights
- Buratai directed GOCs and field commanders at all levels to deal decisively with any form of security breach
Unpatriotic groups and foreign conspirators are planning to scuttle the forthcoming 2019 general elections, says the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
The Army chief made the disclosure during the Chief of Army Staff Operational Conference with principal staff officers, grand officers commanding and selected field commanders which took place in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said: “We have information of subversive motives by some unpatriotic groups aided by foreign conspirators to scuttle the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections in some parts of the country.”
Buratai said the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Police Force were working in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure an enabling environment for citizens to exercise their civic rights.
He warned individuals planning to scuttle the elections to mend their ways.
He said: “In this regard, GOCs and field commanders at all levels are to deal decisively with any form of security breach.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Army assured residents of Kaduna that the state will be peaceful for the conduct of the February 16 and March 2 general elections.
Major General Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding, 1 Division of the Nigeria Army, Kaduna, gave the assurance in Kotangora while briefing journalists on Sunday, February 3.
Mohammed said that appropriate security measures had been taken to guarantee a peaceful atmosphere for the smooth implementation of all aspects of the electoral process.
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