The Nigerian Military and other security agencies said it have observed with dismay some violence-related protests across the country particularly the increasing number of attacks on peaceful protesters by “thugs and miscreants.
The military said it will no longer condone any attempt to undermine the democracy and therefore warned thugs and miscreants to desist from engaging in violent activities against peaceful protesters or be punished.
This was contained in a statement signed by John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations in Abuja on Thursay.
“This unfolding event against peace loving Nigerians will not be condoned. Hence, thugs and miscreants are hereby warned to desist from engaging in violent activities against peaceful Nigerians henceforth, or face appropriate measures”, he said
The coordinator therefore urged peaceful citizens to go about their normal activities without fear of intimidation or harassment as the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies are on ground for their safety.
“In clear terms, any attempt to undermine the democracy of our beloved nation under any cover will not be allowed. For emphasis, the Armed Forces of Nigeria remains subordinated to the civil authorities of the country with unflinching loyalty to the President Commander in Chief”, Enenche added.
He futhher reassured law abiding citizens that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace, security, and the defence of democracy in Nigeria.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies hereby commends all citizens particularly those who genuinely express their concerns in an organized, patriotic and civil manner”, Eneche said.