Military warns politicians against scuttling May 29 inauguration


Abuja—The Nigerian military has warned against scuttling the May 29 inauguration. 

Director of Defence Media Operation, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, gave the warning while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the bi-weekly press briefing on Thursday, May 4. 

Danmadami said officers are on standby to forestall any unwanted happening in the country before, during and after the transition billed to hold at the end of the month.

He said;“As far as internal security is concerned, the police still remain the lead agency. The armed forces and other security operatives are only playing a supportive role. I will reiterate that we are on standby to make sure that nothing unwanted happens.

“The issue of threat to the security and stability of the country is addressed promptly. Elections have come and gone. For the presidential election, a winner has been announced.

“There is a transition committee in place comprising all members of the security agencies, ministries and agencies of government to make sure the event is held successfully and without a glitch.

“We don’t see reasons why there should be a problem during the activity. The inauguration will come and go and nothing will happen. We are not going to relent at ensuring there is peace and stability across the length and breath of the country.”

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