Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Soldiers deployed in cities to stop looting and arson

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The army has joined the battle to restore security in the country which broke down after the #EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums.

The Army high command said troops will now prevent the ongoing looting of public and private properties by miscreants and criminals across the country.

The Army vowed to remain loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and to remain focused and not be deterred by any local or international threat from carrying out its duty of securing Nigerians.

The Army said however that its actions will be taken in consultation with the police which has responsibility for internal security in collaboration with other security agencies.

These were the highlights of the meeting of Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding and Field Commanders at the Army headquarters on Monday.

The army assured that it would remain committed to democratic governance as the only platform for development and progress.

Gen. Buratai said the military had lost 10 AK-47 rifles and some personnel to the violence, adding that the Army is aware of efforts to drag it into the protests with a view to discrediting it and the government.

He directed the military chiefs to let their troops on internal security or on guard duties outside the barracks know that they must be at maximum alert at all times in order to be able to deal decisively with any attack on their duty locations.