- The Army says it only helped the government in ensuring compliance with the curfew
- According to the Army, there is a grand design against it by some detractors
- Meanwhile, Buharatai said he does not care if people are calling for a travel ban against him
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has declared that he does not care if a travel ban is issued against him over the recent killings of innocent Nigerians in Lekki.
Some Nigerians had called on the international community to place a visa ban on those responsible for the shooting of peaceful protesters.
The Army boss disclosed this at a conference with army commanders in Abuja on the #EndSARS incident.
Going further, he added that they must remain in the country to make it better, adding that he was already an old man when he first stepped out of the country and does not mind living the rest of his life in Nigeria.
“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better.
“The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a general, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here.”
Recall Legit.ng had reported that Buratai told the senior military officers to ensure that "subversive elements" do not achieve their aim of destabilising Nigeria.
He said the Nigerian Army is determined to ensure democratic stability in Nigeria, adding that democracy remains the best system of governance.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters has spoken on the alleged shooting of some #EndSARS protesters by soldiers.
The coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj. Gen. John Enenche, stated that the videos which surfaced online showing soldiers shooting at peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza was fake and was either photoshopped or cropped.
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