2019: No Soldier Attached To Politician In S/East, Army Says

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai


The Nigerian Army has reacted to speculations that it attached soldiers to politicians in Abia state.

The Army, in its reaction on Saturday, said it didn’t attach soldiers to politicians in the South-East geo-political zone.

This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division, Col. Sagir Musa.


Col. Sagir said, “Contrary to online media reports claiming that dozens of soldiers are attached to a prominent politician in Abia State, the Nigeria Army never attached soldiers to politicians in Abia or any other states in the southeast zone.

“Based on this hollow allegation, the 14 Brigade and indeed the 82 Division Nigerian Army hereby restate that there is not a single soldier or group of soldiers attached to any political figure/politician in Abia State and in any other state within the Division Area of Responsibility

“For emphasis, the Division under the command of Major General Abubakar Sadiq Maikobi and the NA under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai have so far adequately, emphatically and consistently made it clear to the entire personnel of the NA and the citizens of our great nation that army personnel are and will remain – apolitical, neutral and totally insulated from any form of politics, political party leaning and or attachment to any politician before during and after the 2019 general elections.”


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