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#EndSARS: Trouble makers should desist, we are committed to defending the country – Nigerian Army

The Army warned that all elements and trouble makers should desist from such acts and its loyalty lies in defending Nigeria.

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The Nigerian Army says that it is highly committed to defending Nigeria’s democracy at all costs and has warned “trouble makers to desist from such acts” as the #EndSARS protests continue.

The Army disclosed this in a statement signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, and published in the early hours of Thursday. The Army says it remains resolute to defend the peace and stability of the Nation.

“The Nigerian Army (NA) wishes to reassure law-abiding citizens that it is highly committed to the sustenance of peace, security and defence of democracy in Nigeria.”

They added that the army’s loyalty and commitment are tied unalloyed to the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Constitution of the Country.

The Army warned that all elements and trouble makers should desist from such acts and its loyalty lies in defending Nigeria.

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“The NA hereby warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts, as it remains highly committed to defending the country and her democracy at all cost,” it warned.

It stated further; “The NA is ready to fully support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order, and deal with any situation decisively. All officers and men are directed never to be distracted by anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity.”

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Adedotun Ojo

    October 15, 2020 at 11:04 am

    FEM to the Nigerian Army. You can’t even defend your men from massive attacks by the Boko terrors.

  2. Mona

    October 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    What commitment is he talking about please? Is it the same that has rendered citizens in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe homeless? We will know you defending once our people in the north east can go back to their farm lands and means of livelihood without fear

  3. Mona

    October 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    What commitment is he talking about please? Is it the same that has rendered citizens in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe homeless? We will know you defending once our people in the north east can go back to their farm lands and means of livelihood without fear

    • Naija Pickin

      October 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      This Army Chief is a clown, they’re yet to take control of the situation with the Boko Haram Insurgency and he’s here trying to meddle with Civil matter.
      This is a case of misplaced priority. Oga General go face your war on Terrorism and leave Civil matter for the Police.

      • Anonymous

        October 16, 2020 at 6:26 am

        Cool

  4. George

    October 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Please ago stop fooling yourself,how can you come out and say such words from your mouth, shame on you, boko haram have being killing people all over the country,and you still step out to say such rubbish from your mouth, i repeat, you’re not ashamed of yourself, nonsense.

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BREAKING: Suspected hoodlums looting Palms Mall, Shoprite in Ilorin

Hoodlums have invaded Palms Mall and Shoprite in Ilorin, looting stores and carting away items.

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Some suspected hoodlums are allegedly looting the Palms Mall on Fate road, Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The mall hosts stores of Shoprite, and Lifemate Furniture among other stores including Mobile phones retailers.

This was revealed by findings conducted by a Nairametrics analyst who is presently in Ilorin.

He said, “They allegedly stole iPhone 11 mobile sets, other mobile sets brands, Refrigerators, and households items among others.”

According to the analyst, the suspected hoodlums forced their way into the Mall after they have stormed and allegedly looted Kwara Agro Hall, an agro resettlement centre, where they carted away Aluminium roofing sheets, mattresses, bags of cement and bags of flour among others.

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#EndSARS: President Buhari reaffirms commitment to protecting the rights of all citizens

President Buhari has reassured that the rights of all citizens will be protected.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to improving good governance and ensuring that the rights of all citizens are protected, in a bid to preserving the unity of Nigeria. He made this known during a virtual meeting with all living former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Presidency via its official Twitter handle, the meeting was well attended by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan,  Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Heads of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The meeting comes less than 24 hours after President Buhari’s state of the nation address, where he called for an end to the #EndSARS protests as their voices have been heard.

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Nairametrics had earlier reported that President Buhari would be presiding over a National Security Council meeting with former Heads of State and Presidents.

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According to the information contained in the tweets, President Buhari stressed that his administration will continue to improve good governance through the defined democratic process and sustained engagement.

During the meeting, the President recounted the initial concessions made by his administration on the demands of youths protesting against the excesses of some SARS members.

Buhari said that all the demands are accepted and that he has proceeded immediately to scrap SARS and commence the process of addressing the other demands made.

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Instagram tenders apology for flagging #EndSARS posts as fake

Instagram has apologized for its algorithm malfunction that led to the flagging of #EndSARS posts as fake.

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Social media is not just changing the way we communicate, it’s changing the way we are governed and the way we live in society.

Instagram apologizes for its algorithm malfunction that leads to the dismay of its users.

Backstory:

Instagram on the 21st of October flagged a series of posts in support of #EndSARS protest killings, as false information.

Users received messages of, “False: The same false information was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact.”

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This came as a huge disappointment to some of its users as the company refused to be of help in a critical time.

The social networking service apologizes, saying that its algorithm incorrectly flagged the posts, “Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need,” they stated

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(READ MORE:#EndSARS: Nigerian Army set to commence Exercise Crocodile Smile VI)

The incident of October 20th took place at the Lekki toll plaza where the Nigerian military shot at several of the youths who were on a peaceful protest seeking an end to police brutality amongst other demands. Amnesty International confirmed that about 12 of the protesters were killed while hundreds of them sustained injures.

What you need to know:

The #EndSARS movement was first introduced in 2017. Its most recent protest started on the 7th of October, youths initiated back the protest to call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

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