Nigerian army stays apolitical, neutral


The Nigerian Army has actually rejected claims that it connected soldiers to political leaders with the description that the army would “stay apolitical, neutral and absolutely insulated from any kind of politics”.


Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Department of the Nigerian Army, stated that Army workers would stay insulated from any kind of politics, political celebration leaning or accessory to any political leader previously, throughout and after the 2019 basic elections.

Musa mentioned in a declaration in Enugu that “no soldier is connected to any political leader in Abia state and the whole South-East geopolitical zone”.

He even more stated they would have no accessory to any political leader or political celebration prior to, throughout and after the basic elections.

According to him, the Nigerian Army’s Standard procedure and Rules of Engagement are unambiguous and did not consist of connecting soldiers to political leaders.

He stated that at no time had any workers of the Nigeria Army been connected to a popular political leader in Abia state or any other state in the South-East.

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The army spokesperson challenged any person with a contrary claim to produce picture or video proof for more evidence.

Musa was responding to an online publication, in which the army was implicated of having actually published “lots of soldiers” to a popular political leader in Abia.”.

He stated that the report even more declared that the political leader was utilizing the army workers “to prompt violence in the state.”.

” Based upon this hollow claims, the 14 Brigade and certainly the 82 Department Nigerian Army thus reiterate that there is not a single soldier or group of soldiers connected to any political figure in Abia.

He got in touch with political leaders to desist from associating Army workers with political leaders, stating that it would no longer be excused.