The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday disclosed that some individuals had been approaching Army officers and soldiers for political reasons.
In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, Buratai said officers and soldiers involved in such meetings would have himself or herself to blame.
The statement reads:
“The COAS has received information about some individuals approaching soldiers and, on the basis of that, he has warned such persons to desist from this act.
“He also reminded them that the Nigerian Army is a thorough professional, disciplined, loyal and apolitical institution that has clear constitutional roles and responsibilities.
“Therefore, he seriously warned and advised all officers and men interested in politics, to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith.
“Any officer or soldier of the Nigerian Army found to be hobnobbing with such elements or engaging in unprofessional conducts such as politicking, would have himself or herself to blame.”
Usman added that the COAS further reiterated that the Nigerian Army would remain apolitical and respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.