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Don’t Mingle With Politicians, General Tukur Buratai Warns Soldiers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has warned officers of the Nigerian Army not to mingle with politicians or play politics under any pretext.

Buratai also said any officer who flouted the order would be severely dealt with.

The COAS, who spoke on Saturday during a visit to the 9 Brigade Nigerian Army Cantonment, Ikeja, where over five hundred soldiers were on parade, said indiscipline of any nature among the soldiers would not be tolerated.

Lieutenant-General Buratai who charged the officers to be responsive in the discharge of their duties and be their brothers’ keeper stressed the need to collaborate with other security agencies such as the police, security and civil defence corps.

Buratai further said his visit was meant to interact with the officers in the units and formations as expected of a new Chief of Army Staff.

The army chief, who disclosed that the Nigerian Army had ordered the purchase of some uniforms, noted that the era of mixed uniforms among soldiers across units and formations was over.

According to him, the issue of welfare, logistics and accommodation of officers will be taken care of.

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