The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned officers and soldiers of the Army to steer clear of politics.
Represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Buratai said his men should “leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career.”
The warning came 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 in Taraba State.
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 over-emphasised.
“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,” he said.
“Such challenges are characterized by kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, armed robbery and other acts of terrorism,” he noted while urging them to lead by example.