Stay away from politics, leave it to politicians - Buratai warns officers

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Stay away from politics, leave it to politicians - Buratai warns officers

- Officers and soldiers in the Nigerian army have been warned to steer clear of politics by Lt Gen Tukur Buratai

- The Army chief warned the officers to concentrate on their chosen career and leave politics to politicians

- He also urged them to lead by example and add value to the Army in their respective capacities

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has issued a stern warning to all officers and soldiers in the Nigerian army to steer clear of politics, NAN reports.

Buratai, represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, gave the warning on Saturday, January 13 at the graduation ceremony of officers who underwent a Regimentation and Leadership training of the 64 RC and SSC 44 course at the 20 Infantry Battalion Serti, Taraba.

“Leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career” he noted.

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NAIJ.com gathers that he charged the graduating officers to use the knowledge and experience acquired during their training to help in tackling the current security challenges in the country.

The COAS said the relevance of the just concluded course in their career as commissioned officers cannot be overemphasised.

Buratai said: “It is pertinent to state that the recent gains of the Nigeria army in the North-east and other internal security operations all over the country is expected to present the challenges of a growing rank of criminal elements and criminal activities.”

While urging them to lead by example, he noted that “Such challenges were characterised by kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, armed robbery and other act of terrorism.”

He continued: “I therefore urge you to keep alive the knowledge acquired, so that you will give a good account of yourselves by adding value to the Nigeria army in your respective capacities”.

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Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Lt Gen Tukur Buratai warned army officers to stay off politics and politically related activities.

In a statement, the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said: “This is to inform the public that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons.

"On the basis of that, he has warned such persons to desist from these acts.”

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