Army News

Army chief, Buratai backs Buhari’s order on ballot box snatchers, tells officers to obey or resign

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Buratai, on Wednesday gave officers and men of the Nigerian Army with doubtful loyalty to the Federal Government Friday deadline to resign from the service.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Be loyal or resign, Buratai tells officers, soldiers | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Buratai gave the ultimatum at an expanded weekly meeting with Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and some field commanders at the Army headquarters in Abuja.

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Nigeria elections: CUPP alleges fresh secret plot by Buhari-led APC govt

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Wednesday alleged fresh plot by the Buhari presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deploy special security forces led by the Army and Police to rig Nigeria’s elections.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Buhari is not wrong; if you don’t want to die, don’t snatch ballot boxes – Festus Keyamo

Ballot box snatchers: I’ve ordered Army, Police to be ruthless – Buhari “I am disappointed because I have kids who watch television.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Tension in Akwa Ibom over elections

“Consequently, we want the security operatives, the Army, Police, the DSS, and other Security organs to be in the know of these developments, investigate, and forestall the impending carnage.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Asking us to disobey Buhari’s directive on ballot box snatching unfortunate ― Buratai

.Says ex-VP’s statement not expected from somebody who wants to be president .Asks PDP presidential candidate to withdraw statement, apologise .Tasks Army personnel to fully obey president’s order By Joseph Erunke THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Wednesday, picked hole in Tuesday’s statement attributed to the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, asking the Nigerian Army to disregard President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive they they deal ruthlessly with ballot box snatchers in the coming general elections.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Between SnatchAndDie Threat And The Brutish Clampdown License On Nigerians By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Or, the Army is not engaged in such circumstance lest the narrative is changed.

Sahara Reporters , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

Olaleye Aluko and Samuel Nkemakolem The Nigerian Army on Tuesday again asked its officers and soldiers not to be involved in political activities during the 2019 campaigns and elections.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

IPOB searches for bodies of members allegedly killed in Imo

READ ALSO: 5 fake Army officers escorting politician in Imo arrested Counsel to the IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told Southeast Voice that all they needed were the lifeless bodies of their members.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Order on ballot box snatchers: We'll act according to the law

•PDP jittery over Buhari’s order on ballot box snatchers—Presidency •Atiku to military: Don’t obey unlawful orders •Use Electoral Act to deal with offenders — INEC By Kingsley Omonobi, Clifford Ndujihe, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA—The Nigerian Army yesterday responded to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, to shoot on sight anyone involved in ballot box snatching in next Saturday’s election and other polls, saying it will be guided by its (Army) rules of engagement.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 19, 2019