Nigerian military, symbol of unity, can’t be used against any religion – DHQ

By Editor on 09/02/2017

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It will never happen that the Nigerian military will be used to undermine any religion or section of the country, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), said on Thursday, in Abuja.

The authority in charge of the three armed forces of Nigeria, Army, Navy and Airforce, said in a statement that as the symbol of unity in the country, it would never shirk in its responsibility of defending the territorial integrity of the country.

The reassurance came against the backdrop of what the military agency, said was a smear campaign linking it to an agenda to exterminate adherents of a particular religion in a particular region, using members of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The statement signed by its spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, warned Nigerians to be wary of those, intent on causing trouble in the polity by dishing out “toxic messages,” which it described as an ill-wind that blows no good.

The statement said: “The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a misleading, baseless and concocted online story that Nigerian military is out to exterminate adherents of a particular religion in a particular region using surrendered Boko Haram terrorists.  This story, to say the least, is mischievous, mendacious and calculated attempt to cause apprehension in the country and create division in the military.


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“Nigerian Armed Forces is constituted by Nigerians of all tribes and religious affiliation.  It is therefore callous and outrageous for anybody to think of the military taking side with one religious group against another.  More so, everybody knows that Boko Haram is enemy to all Nigerians, therefore, to think of using them against our people is indeed senseless.  Religion and politics should not meddled with security affairs.

“The Nigerian Armed Forces is a symbol of national unity and cohesion and should not be a subject of smear campaign by unpatriotic, idle and ill-meaning elements hiding under unanimity of social media platforms.  The Nigerian military will not be distracted from carrying out its constitutional responsibility of defending the territorial integrity of our great nation and our citizens.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to be wary of such toxic message which clearly is an ill wind that blows no one any good, therefore should be discountenanced.  Those behind such ungodly dissemination of falsehood, hate and divisive messages online are advised to desist forthwith in the best interest of national peace, security and unity as effort is underway to track them.”




Posted on February, 9 2017

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