The Nigerian Army declared yesterday that its ongoing operation in the South East is in line with what the constitution has empowered it to do and as such, it is not in any way under any pressure from politicians or any political party.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, who stated this said now that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been proscribed, the federal government will take appropriate steps to declare leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, wanted.
According to Buratai: “The Nigerian Army is poised to confront evolving internal and external threats in order to guarantee the sovereignty of our dear country. Therefore, the need for regular improvement on existing capabilities of the Nigerian Army to be able to deal with present and future security threats is most imperative.
“I therefore reiterate that the Nigerian Army must firmly remain apolitical to defend our constitution by providing the needed security environment as guaranteed for survival of our democracy. Consequently, I remain committed to building a highly sustainable and functional Nigerian Army that will be the most decisive land force in Africa”.
The army chief said this during the second and third quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja.