- Amid the allegations of shooting peaceful #EndSARS protesters, Nigeria's Army chief, Buratai, has insisted that troops will never go against rules of engagement
- Buratai said the Nigerian Army is a professional security body that abides by the nation's constitution
- The Army chief made this known when he hosted the House of Rep committee on Army on Wednesday, November 18
Tukur Buratai, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, has said Nigerian soldiers are professional in the discharge of their duties.
The Chief of Army Staff said this when he received members of the House of Representatives committee on Army at the force’s headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday, November 18, The Cable reported.
Speaking against the background of the alleged shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos by men of the Nigerian Army, Buratai said the troops will never operate outside the rules of engagement.
He said the Nigerian Army abides by the country’s constitution and that the safety of citizens is guaranteed.
“Let me assure you and all Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is a professional army. We follow our rules of engagement. Nigerians should feel safe.
“We abide by rules of engagement and the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United Kingdom (UK) parliament announced that it will debate on whether or not to sanction some Nigerian government officials allegedly indicted in the human right abuses witnessed during the #EndSARS protests.
The UK parliament said it has set aside Monday, November 23, as the day to hold the debate on possible individual sanctions.
This was contained in an email received by one of the Nigerians who signed a petition asking the UK government to sanction those responsible for the alleged killing of unarmed EndSARS protesters.
In another report, a group known as the Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) on Wednesday, November 18, commended the Nigerian Army’s launch of the exercise crocodile smile vi.
The INM described the exercise recently launched by the Army as the best thing to have happened to the southeast region.
In a statement signed by the INM’s national president, Ifeanyi Igwe said that the group is confident that the operation launched by the Nigerian Army would be a massive success just like others previously held in the region.
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