Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has sounded a note of warning to senior Army officers and field commanders to desist from playing partisan politics and work towards a violence -free 2023 general elections
Yahaya gave the warning at the COAS conference held at Command Officers’ Mess, Asokoro, Abuja.
He heaped praises on troops for their efforts so far on battle grounds. He also appreciated the cooperation and work ethics exhibited by Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Airforce and other security agencies saying that their co-operation is everlasting.
“As we carry out our constitutional duties of maintaining peace and security, in aid of civil authority across the country, let me emphasise that we should all remain professional and glaringly apolitical. He said
“We should also continue to uphold human rights principles in the conduct of our operations, in tandem with the Constitution and our Rules of Engagement. This is particularly important as the activities outlined in the Independent National Electoral Commission’s calendar gathers steam.”
He added: “In line with our constitutional responsibilities, we will continue to provide favorable and secure environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct, in aid to civil authority.”