A torrent of assaults on the Nigerian Military has been triggered by its assertion warning #EndSARS protesters within the nation.
Most commenters questioned why the military ought to learn the riot act to peaceable protesters when it has didn’t defeat the menace of Boko Haram within the North East.
The military early on Thursday warned these it known as subversive components and hassle makers to desist from such acts because it stays extremely dedicated to defend the nation and her democracy in any respect price.
Colonel Sagir Musa, the spokesman stated the military is dedicated to the sustenance of peace, safety and defence of democracy.
Musa’s contentious assertion learn:
“The Nigerian Military (NA) needs to reassure regulation abiding residents that it’s extremely dedicated to the sustenance of peace, safety and defence of democracy in Nigeria.
“As a accountable and regulation abiding organisation, the NA reaffirms its unalloyed loyalty and dedication to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari and the Structure of the Nation.
“The NA hereby warns all subversive components and hassle makers to desist from such acts because it stays extremely dedicated to defend the nation and her democracy in any respect price.
“The NA is able to absolutely assist the civil authority in no matter capability to take care of regulation and order and cope with any state of affairs decisively.
“All officers and males are directed by no means to be distracted by anti democratic forces and brokers of disunity”.
Nevertheless, the assertion incensed professional #EndSARS protesters, with the military derided for its inadequacies in containing the actual safety breaches within the nation.
Chief of Military Workers, Lt. Basic Tukur Buratai was trending on Nigerian Twitter on Thursday because the assaults mounted within the social media.
Among the feedback:
#ENDSWAT Nigerian Military has no enterprise supporting despots, this assertion is extremely irresponsible, inappropriate and provocative. The Military ought to be loyal to its employer-the Nigerian folks! Cease utilizing the @HQNigerianArmy to intimidate Nigerians, it gained’t work! #RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/w01WAuLmiH
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) October 15, 2020
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) October 15, 2020
The Police CANNOT cease us.
You additionally CANNOT cease us.
You’re known as Nigerian Military for a goal and never Buhari’s Military.
WE personal YOU.
You don’t have any constitutional proper to disrupt peaceable protesters agitating for a greater Nigeria.
— #SarsMustEnd #EndSWAT Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) October 15, 2020
Nigerian Military is meant to deal with terrorist points within the nation. We’re not terrorists, we’re residents who’re additionally peaceable protesters.
— Chiamaka Egemba #EndSARS (@chef_amakaa) October 15, 2020
Studying by means of this press launch by Nigerian Military. One tends to ask once more, is Buhari the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of Army armed forces or…….??
That is hilarious and illegal. #EndSWAT #EndSARS #EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA pic.twitter.com/AOjqv4XAPH
— Aisha Yesufu (@Aisha_yesuf) October 15, 2020
The Malian Military protected the residents.
The Nigerian military is threatening the residents. Disgrace.
Should you @HQNigerianArmy take the facet of the federal government, you’ll share their destiny.
God is concerned on this matter. https://t.co/I6DNo6DLWU
— Mandroid (@Bigbounce01) October 15, 2020