- The Nigerian Army has warned the people and the groups advocating for Nigeria's breakup to embrace peace and unity in the country
- The Army promised that it would continue to work hard in ensuring that the country is kept as one
- Gen Marthin Luther Agwai, said the Nigerian Army and the military generally cannot afford to lose what he described as the fourth generation war
Nigerian Army has attacked the groups advocating for separation in Nigeria, saying it will support the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to make the ethnic groups and regions to remain one.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Thursday, July 6, had earlier reacted to agitation for secession while delivering a speech at the 2017 Nigerian Army Day celebration held at the Army Resource Centre, Mambila Barracks, the Chief of Army
Buratai said the military has done well in several military operations in different geo-political zones of the country, Leadership reports.
NAIJ.com recalls that there has been calls for secession, following a quit notice issued the Igbos to leave the North.
He said: “The Nigerian Army has done the country proud. We will continue to ensure that Nigeria remain as one. We will continue to play our constitutional role.
“There is a very sound civil military relationship between the army and Nigerians. In all our operations in the North East, South- South, South East and all other parts of the country, we have always maintained civil/military relationship”.
According to him, human rights abuses and other related issues reported to the service are being treated, adding that the Army won’t allow the unity of Nigeria to suffer.
The guest speaker, Gen Marthin Luther Agwai, said the Nigerian Army and the military generally cannot afford to lose what he described as the fourth generation war.
Agwai counseled the army officers on the new contemporary challenges, adding that the pre-world war, world war, second world war were entirely different from what he described as the fourth generation war.
Agwai called on political leaders to support the Nigerian Army.
He said: “Every Nigerian must congratulate the Nigeria Army for stemming Boko Haram, Militancy and other security threats.
''The Nigeria army reflects the diversity of Nigeria. Some of us who have left the service will always say ‘I remember when I was a soldier’ because the extra-ordinary thing we enjoy is that when you are in the service, you live a professional life and unite with everyone despite our differences because the main aim is to defend our father land.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed against the Nigerian Army by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim EL-Zakzaky.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole in his ruling said that the violation of fundamental human rights abuse suit filed by El-Zakzaky against the army and its leadership, Tukur Buratai and two others was an abuse of court process.
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