Our Activities Are Constitutional, We Are Not Under Pressure – Gen Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, on Monday said the Nigeria Army was not under political pressure regarding its activities on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
Buratai, who stated this while answering questions from newsmen at the 2nd and 3rd Quarters’ Conference 2017 of the Chief of Army Staff at the Army Headquarters’ Officers Mess, noted that only the Federal Government would take a decision on the proscription of IPOB.
“You see, you said political pressure. You should understand the context by which the Nigerian Army is operating. Nigerian Army is part of the political consideration in the democratic system.
“Whatever anyone is saying, we will refer him back to the constitution. There are several provisions that give us those responsibilities and also to carry out such tasks as duly assigned by the government or by the constituted authority.”
Buratai stated that the military has the constitutional right to protect citizens from internal and external threats, noting that its actions against IPOB were necessitated by the provisions of the constitution.
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