The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has assured that the military would not allow violence during the 2023 general elections.
Yahaya spoke in Abuja at the closing of the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference 2022, noting that the Army would continue to provide a conducive and secured environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct in aid to civil authority.
He also advised military personnel to remain professional and apolitical as they carry out their constitutional duties of maintaining peace and security in aid of civil authority across Nigeria.
The Army Chief charged them to continue to uphold human right principles in the conduct of operations in tandem with the constitution and rules of engagement.
He however stressed that it is important as the activities outlined in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC calendar gather steam.