DHQ Reads Riot Act to Miscreants Ahead of Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Gubers
The Defence Headquarters has warned troublemakers who plan to dress in military uniform to disrupt the governorship elections in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa on Saturday to stay away or face “injurious consequences.”
Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, gave the warning on Thursday, at biweekly press briefing in Abuja.
He said the military is aware of the plans and will not allow its image to be dragged through the mud.
Buba said that troops and platforms are being moved to reinforce security in the three states, and that security agencies are ready to identify and differentiate between real soldiers and the fake ones.
His word, “for the off season elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states this weekend, here is a message for those who planned to disrupt the process.
“We are aware of your plans to dress in military gear to misled the public. Be assured of injurious consequences should you proceed with those plans.
“We will not allow our image to be dragged to the mud. You’re warned.”
The director said the military is determined to give the elections the seriousness it deserved, adding that troops and platforms were being moved tolocations to reinforce security already in place in those states.
He said security agencies are ready to identify and differentiate between real soldiers and the fake ones.
He also reiterated the military’s commitment to rooting out terrorists, insurgents, and violent extremists across the country, saying that the coordination between air and ground forces is yielding amazing results.
According to him, it is for these reason the military is inflicting severe damage on terrorists, insurgents and violent extremists through operations across the country.
He added that “accordingly, we are targeting their leadership, infrastructure and foot soldiers.
“The coordination between air and ground forces is like never seen before and yielding amazing results.
“We are expecting new platforms that would further enhance our capabilities to further root out terrorists and destroy their military capabilities.”
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