Military sternly warn Nigerians ahead of Tribunal judgment


The Nigerian Military has warned that it will not put up with any person or group of people inciting unrest, whatever of the eventual decision from the presidential election petition tribunal.

The Director of Defense Information, Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau forewarned that the military would not simply throw up its hands and permit any unrest.

Gusau stated that in cooperation with other security agencies, the Guards Brigade and Army Headquarters Garrison are on high alert to deal with anyone who may be planning to cause trouble.

He reassured the populace that there is no need to be alarmed because violent protests against the results of the presidential election would not be tolerated.

Responding to an inquiry from the Punch about security arrangements ahead of the tribunal ruling on Wednesday,

Gusau said: “We have been maintaining peace and security in collaboration with other security agencies across the country.

‘’In Abuja, we have the Guards Brigade and the Army Headquarters Garrison in conjunction with other security agencies that have been on the ground to provide security in the FCT.

“We will continue to do our own work, and if anybody wants to perpetrate any mayhem, we cannot fold our arms and be looking at them. We have to do our job.

 ‘’On the (judgment) day, we will maintain our normal vigilance in conjunction with other security agencies. We can’t be doing our work and see somebody trying to unleash mayhem and we keep quiet. So, why are we outside (on patrol)?”