26 Mar 2015

Army Chief warns against election violence

Nigerian Chief of Army Staff has warned that any one who threatens violence, no matter his position, will be met with organised violence by the Nigerian Army.

Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah said on Wednesday, that the Armed Forces, the police and other security agencies have made adequate arrangements for security, ahead of the general elections commencing on Saturday.

He thus, urged Nigerians to turn out en masse and vote candidates of their choice without fear for their safety.

Minimah noted that some politicians would want to disrupt peace during the elections, he does not envisage any problems.

The Chief of Army Staff had last week, given an assurance of victory against the Boko Haram sect in the north-east, at the first quarterly conference of the Nigerian Army for 2015.

He note in the meeting, when he was called to do stocktaking of the Nigerian Army’s operations in the north-east, and help prepare for the coming elections, should their services be required as proscribed by law, that the military would continue to adopt new strategies that will help end insurgency in the north-east.

Minimah further stated, that the military would continue to change strategies and restructure its plans as the operation demands to ensure total victory against the sect.

He however, attributed the recent victory in the north-east to the resilience of the Nigerian soldiers and improvement in their equipment, welfare and training.

Credit: Channels

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