Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, opined that the military is committed to protecting the nation’s democracy and ensuring a peaceful atmosphere in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo respectively.
Musa made the revelation when the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru and Minister of State, Dr Bello Matawalle paid a working visit to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
He advised all stakeholders in the three states to ensure that nobody was killed in the process of casting a vote.
The CDS said, it is important that they all put hands together to ensure that the election is hitch-free, peaceful and reflects what the people actually wanted.
The CDS said the military would do whatever it takes to protect democracy and help it to thrive in Nigeria, adding that they were fully ready, prepared and committed to the task.
“We know there have been a series of challenges within the sub region where we have a number of coups all over.
“We want to assure Mr President and to you all, that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is fully committed to democracy,” he asserted.
Musa appreciated the ministers and President Bola Tinubu for ensuring that the military met its operational requirements in terms of combat enablers, funding and welfare of personnel.
He said that the government has shown determination, dedication and commitment to ensuring that the armed forces is properly equipped, trained and managed to secure the country’s territorial integrity.