- Things are likely to get tense in Nigeria as the 2023 general election nears and prepares
- That was the warning from the Army Chief of Staff ( COAS) Lieutenant General. Faruk Yahaya, speaking before leaders of formations of the Rivers State Armed Forces on Wednesday, June 8
- COAS Yahaya said that some Thugs are likely to be hired by desperate politicians to fulfill their selfish desires
Port Harcourt, Rivers – Before General Election 2023 Chief of Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has made some predictions, most likely emanating from the Nigerian political arena.
During a three-day second senior command and leadership seminar held in Rivers State on Wednesday, May 8th, June, COAS Yahaya noted that things would get very tense in Nigeria’s political landscape as preparations for the elections begin, Daily Trust reports.
The NA chief said these categorical activities such as brawls and hate speech are perpetrated by some politicians desperate to protect their interests.
“Commitment of political thugs; The use of hate speech and other hostile activities by desperate politicians and their supporters is likely to result in a more fragile security environment in the coming days.”
Army personnel must act within the law
< p class=" align-left">Yahaya therefore warned soldiers and commanders not to remain neutral and act within the law in the performance of their duties.
He urged the troops to to adhere to the rules of engagement and code of conduct in the upcoming 2023 election.
“I command commanders at all levels to ensure that commanding troops are adequately informed of the need to be non-political and to avoid all political vices.
“To this end, all personnel in the army must act within the law, the provisions of the existing code of conduct and rules of conduct for the elections in 2023.”
But consensus According to him, the Nigerian army will soon deploy a superior operational system to assemble and harness the potential of all security actors. h2>
This was announced in a statement by army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday, May 3 via the Nigerian Army’s official Facebook page.
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