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Nigerian Military Can Only Stop Political Agitations For One Reason – Defence Chief, Irabor Reveals

General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has indicated that it is not the military's responsibility to put down agitations because they are political and constitutionally permitted.

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Irabor, on the other hand, stated that the only reason the armed forces would not tolerate some agitations is if violence is used to achieve such agitations.The military and other security forces, according to Irabor, will not allow the country to be overtaken by violence.


Irabor remarked following a meeting with retired senior military officers from the South-East zone on Thursday in Owerri.


Murder, kidnapping, arson, and devastation reportedly perpetrated by secessionists were condemned by the defense chief.


“It is not the military's role to stop anyone from agitating,” he stated. It's a political issue. The use of violence in agitations is something we oppose.


“We have a constitution that allows us to air out whatever grievances we may have. We will not tolerate anyone who violates the constitution.


“Why do you have to kill in order to get what you want? It doesn't belong there. Any effort by anyone to use violence against the state will be met with fierce opposition.


All security agencies, according to the CDS, are working together to counter all threats.


Given their experiences, Irabor believes that contacts with war veterans are crucial.

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