The Nigerian Army has said it is ready to defend Nigeria’s democracy at all times and “at all cost”.
This was contained in a statement issued by Sagir Musa, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, on Wednesday.
A large number of Nigerians have been protesting across the nation against police brutality and extorting, clamouring for the disbandment of the now-defunct Federal Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS) of the police unit.
But the army stated that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace and security during the protests.
It also threatened to deal with trouble makers who attempt to cause chaos and perpetuate violence as a result of the protests.
The statement read: “The Nigerian Army (NA) wishes to reassure law abiding citizens that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace, security and defence of democracy in Nigeria.
“As a responsible and law abiding organisation, the NA reaffirms its unalloyed loyalty and commitment to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and the constitution of the country.
“The NA hereby warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts as it remains highly committed to defend the country and her democracy at all cost.
“The NA is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order and deal with any situation decisively. All officers and men are directed never to be distracted by anti democratic forces and agents of disunity.”