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Nigerian Army Accounts For Actions During Elections



The Nigerian Army has given accounts of its activities in the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly polls.

Naija News reports that the Army came out to give an explanation of its activities after it was alleged to have shot voters in some parts of the country during the cause of the elections.

While reacting to allegations of partisanship, coercion and shooting of voters in some areas across the country during the elections, it said that soldiers deployed on election duty were professional and proactive in their conducts.

According to Spokesman of the Army, Col. Sagir Musa, the military acted according to the provisions made available for it in the Nigerian constitution.

“we acted within the requirements of the law, rules of engagement and code of conduct,” Col. Sagir Musa said.

Recall that Nigerians including electoral officers in some states, including Rivers, Lagos and Delta, had accused the military of interfering in the election process.

The soldiers were fingered in some shootings that resulted to the deaths of many people among other unwholesome acts allegedly perpetrated in some states during the polls.

While reacting to all of the allegations levied against the military, Musa said that the Army made its position clear before, during and after the elections.

“Our position stands on the verdict given by local and foreign election monitors that commended the Nigerian Army for being professional, proactive, responsive and unbiased,” the spokesman said.

Source: Naija News

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