The Nigerian army has said that it would be providing security for the 2023 general election.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya said this on Thursday March 17, at the closing of the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference 2022.
Yahaya stated 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 urged 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.
“This is particularly important as the activities outlined in the Independent National Electoral Commission calendar gather steam.”