Chief of Defense Staff says Military Are Always Under Pressure To Compromise Elections
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on December 8, 2022
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, says security agencies are always under pressure to compromise elections in the country.
He made the statement today while featuring at the 61st session of the Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The CDS, who said security personnel came under pressure through inducements, stated that necessary measures were being put in place to ensure that security personnel obey President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent directive to maintain neutrality.
According to him, personnel are being trained to be more professional while rules of engagement before, during and after the elections have been codified and distributed to them.
Irabor, however, called on Nigerians to have implicit confidence in Nigerian military officers and men who would remain totally committed to being neutral and apolitical.