Military will do everything to defend Nigeria’s democracy – Chief of Army Staff, Lagbaja

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has said the Nigerian military will continue to work towards the deepening and entrenchment of democratic ideals in the country.

He vowed that the military would continue to protect the Nigeria’s democracy no matter the challenges it faces.

Gen. Lagbaja spoke at the Passing Out Parade of officers of Executive Commission Course One at the Army School of Infantry located in Jaji, Kaduna State.

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He said the desire of every Nigerian is a thriving and uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance which would promote the interest of all well-meaning citizens.

The COAS also implored the officers to churn any form of insubordination, stressing that they should remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.

“I, therefore, charge all Nigerian Army personnel to be proud champions of our flourishing democracy and remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.”

Lagbaja comments are coming amid the current tension in the country over the military junta in the Niger Republic.

Niger soldiers had seized power from their democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum last week over alleged poor governance.

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