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Shun any act inimical to our democracy – Tinubu tells Nigerian Army

President Bola Tinubu has encouraged the Nigerian Army to continue the fight against insecurity and shun any action that could destabilise the country’s democracy.

The president made this charge on Saturday at the Diamond Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.

He called on the army to keep playing its role in protecting the territory of Nigeria and upscale the war against those who have robbed the country of peace.

“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress. While the relative peace you have been able to secure is worth celebrating, you must remember that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland,” Tinubu said.

He reiterated the need for the army to shun any act that would truncate our democracy. “You must shun any acts that are inimical to the well-being of our nation and acts which can destroy the gains of democracy which we have enjoyed in the last 20 years.”

While celebrating the success of the army and the fallen heroes who lost their lives protecting the country’s territorial integrity, Tinubu said:

These successes have come at a price for the government and the populace. We remember our fallen heroes and those out in the trenches for the sake of our fatherland, the war against the enemies of Nigeria is not over.

Tinubu assured the army of continued support to carry out its duty. “We, as a government, will continue to accord priority to the needs of the armed forces to enable the military to play its constitutional role without let or hindrance.”

As part of the ceremony, Tinubu reviewed the colourful parade mounted by NDA troops to mark the academy’s diamond jubilee.

Other dignitaries present were the three service chiefs, ministers, lawmakers, and top military officers among others.

 

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