The Armed Forces of Nigeria has warned against the attacks on peaceful protesters by thugs and miscreants across the country.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche made the disclosure this in a statement obtained by PlatinumPost on Thursdays.
The statement reads in part: “This unfolding event against peace-loving Nigerians will not be condoned. Hence, thugs and miscreants are hereby warned to desist from engaging in violent activities against peaceful Nigerians henceforth or face appropriate measures.
“Thus, the military high command duly encourages peaceful citizens to go about their normal activities without fear of intimidation or harassment as the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies are on the ground for their safety.
“In clear terms, any attempt to undermine the democracy of our beloved nation under any cover will not be allowed. For emphasis, the Armed Forces of Nigeria remains subordinated to the civil authorities of the country with unflinching loyalty to the President Commander in Chief.
Continuing the statement added that “Additionally, the military high command wishes to reassure law-abiding citizens that it is committed to the sustenance of highly peace, security, and the defence of democracy in Nigeria.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria hereby commends all citizens particularly those who genuinely express their concerns in an organized, patriotic and civil manners.”