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Nigerian Army Reaffirms Loyalty To Buhari, As Protest Continues

The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, as young Nigerians continue to protest across the country against police brutality.

The protesters under the #EndSARS, have been holding rallies across the country to demand reforms in the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement on Thursday, Col. Sagir Musa, the acting Director Army Public Relations said, “The Nigerian Army (NA) wishes to reassure law-abiding citizens that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace, security and defence of democracy in Nigeria.

“As a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the NA reaffirms its unalloyed loyalty and commitment to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the constitution of the country.”

Sagir added: “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.”

Nigerians have reacted to the pronouncement by the Army, demanding that the military stays out of their democratic rights to protest.

Nigerian Army Reaffirms Loyalty To Buhari, As Protest Continues


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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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