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.
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 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.
Ballot box snatchers: I’ve ordered Army, Police to be ruthless – Buhari “I am disappointed because I have kids who watch television.
“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.
.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.
Or, the Army is not engaged in such circumstance lest the narrative is changed.
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.
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•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.