Nigerian Army to Intervene in #EndSARS Protests

The Nigerian Army has warned to deal unhesitatingly with ‘subversive elements’ and ‘trouble makers’. This was a reaction to the ongoing #ENDSARS Protest raging across the country.

The Nigerian Army said it is ready to give full support to the civil authority in whatever capacity in a bid to maintain law and order in the country.

Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations Spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Nigerian Army Remains Resolute to the Peace and Stability of the Nation’.

The statement was released as protests in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday, turned violent after some Pro-SARS demonstrators clashed with #ENDSARS protesters.

The Nigerian Army affirmed its determination to keep the peace and stability of Nigeria, as there is growing speculation that the ongoing protest might lead to a revolution.

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The statement reads, ‘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 Nigerian Army 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.’

And thereby, ‘… warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts as it remains highly committed to defend 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.’

Adenike Omosanya

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