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‘Avoid politicians approaching you to destabilize the government’ – Buratai warns Generals

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Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai has given a stern warning to military generals to stay away from politicians and individuals approaching them to ‘destabilize the government’.

The army chief gave the warning on Friday during the decoration ceremony of 39 newly promoted Major Generals.

Buratai said that he was aware that some generals were being ‘approached’ and his eyes are on them.

“Democracy has come to stay. We will not tolerate any agent of destabilisation. The years of military misadventure in politics have never carried us anywhere. It is over,”.

“Do not hobnob with politicians. At this rank of two star generals, do not lobby for appointment. If you want to lobby for appointment, lobby the Chief of Army Staff and you can only do this through hard work, discipline and loyalty.

The crop of officers (39 Major Generals) decorated yesterday will never be dragged into any interest that is contrary to the sustenance of democracy in our nation.”

“All our eyes are on you. We know there are several moves to get your attention. You must make sure that whatever you are doing, and when some persons approach you, you must act within the confines of the constitution.” he warned.

Recall that in recent times, Lawmakers have called on President Buhari to sack the service chiefs over alleged cases of human rights violations and their inability to find a lasting solution to insecurity in different parts of the country.

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