- The Nigerian Army has sent a stern warning to those it described as "anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity"
- In a statement by the force, the army said it will protect democracy and maintain its loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari "at all cost"
- The Nigerian Army's warning is coming amid ongoing protest demanding good governance and an end to the police atrocities
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The Nigerian Army has issued a stern warning to those it described as "subversive elements and trouble makers" amid ongoing protest against police brutality and call for good governance.
In a statement released on Wednesday, October 14, by its director of public relation Sagir Musa, the force expressed its commitment to "defend the country and her democracy at all cost."
Musa said as a law-abiding institution, the Nigerian Army also pledged its "unalloyed loyalty and commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari" as the commander in chief and the Nigerian leader.
He said the force would not allow some "anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity" to jeopardise the peace of the country under any disguise.
Sagir warned those he called "trouble makers" to desist from what may lead to the breakdown of laws and order in the country.
Part of the statement read:
"The NA hereby warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts as it remains highly committed to defending the country and her democracy at all cost.
"The NA is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order and deal with any situation decisively. All officers and men are directed never to be distracted by anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that amid rising demand for good governance in the country, a coalition of the northern groups said it has begun protest across the 19 states in the region demanding more from the government on security and protection of lives and properties.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, October 14, spokesperson of the coalition, Malam Abdul-Azeez stated that the protest will kickstart on Thursday, October 15.
Abdul-Azeez stated that hundreds of youths from the region will be mobilised for the protest in order to further press a single demand before the federal government which is security improvement.
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