• July 26, 2021

#SARSMUSTEND: Nigerian Army Pledges Loyalty To Buhari, Warns Protesters

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following accelerating demonstrations across the country by Nigerians calling for an end to police brutality, the Nigerian Army has threatened to deal decisively with anybody or group that threatens the country’s democracy, pledging its loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, who, while restating the army’s readiness to protect the country’s democracy, stressed that it remained loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and would not hesitate to summarily crush any threat to the country’s security, warning “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.”

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Nationwide protests by Nigerian youths calling for the disbanding of the infamous police unit, the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and a general overhaul of the country’s police force has resulted in the proscription of the unit by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.

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One Comment

  • This officer must have made the statement out of ignorance or for formality sake. Presently the morale of an average military personnel is dampened We all heard how some soldiers resigned on flimsy excuse based on their experiences at operation Laguna sole.
    Again if he is familiar with the political terrain in Nigeria, he would not call governance in Nigeria democracy. If he had ever been harassed by some bad egg6in SARS before he would join the protest.
    I am not sure he meant what he said. Otherwise he is better advised.

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