The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, while responding to the advice via a statement on Monday, said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Robert Clarke, had demanded that the Nigerian military should control the present administration and restructure the country.
Nwachukwu noted that the military shall continue to remain apolitical, subordinate to the civil authority, firmly loyal to the Commander-in-Chief, and the 1999 Constitution as amended, and that the military will continue to discharge its responsibilities professionally.
He further stated that the military will not hesitate to protect the country’s democracy, defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria and protect the lives and properties of citizens.
The military spokesperson warned politicians who nurse the inordinate ambition to rule this country outside the ballot box to banish such thoughts, assuring that the military under the current leadership remain resolute in the defence of Nigeria’s democracy and its growth.
Nwachukwu said, “We also wish to remind all military personnel that it is treasonable to even contemplate this illegality. The full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any personnel found to collude with people having such agenda.
“The current security challenges are not insurmountable. The Armed Forces of Nigeria in partnership with other security Agencies are working assiduously to ameliorate the challenge. Nigeria will know peace again.”