A civil society organisation, Democratic Agenda, has rubbished claims of alleged disunity in the Nigerian military.

The group also warned fifth columnists who are bent on creating imaginary problem and disaffection within the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Democratic Agenda, in a statement signed by its President, Olamide Funsho and Secretary, Hammed Tanimu on Thursday, said men and officers of the Nigerian military have continued to display uncommon loyalty to the constitution and relevant authorities in the country and will not be distracted by anti-democratic elements.

The CSO hinged its statement in a reaction to a recent publication which said some soldiers were purportedly crying for urgent intervention by the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Defence Staff, Theatre Commander and the General Commanding Officer of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, saying they are not properly fed and have not been paid their allowances.

The report published in the online media also claimed that the soldiers narated their poor welfare condition and poor medication, even as it also alleged that soldiers in the Nigerian Military School (NMS) lamented nonpayment of their Instructor Allowance for the first quarter of the year while according to them, their counterparts in other army schools like Nigerian Depot Army, Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigerian Army School of Language, Nigerian Army College of Education, Nigerian Army School of Medical Sciences, Nigerian Army School of Nursing and Nigerian Army School of Armour have been receiving their allowances.

Reacting to the issues, Democratic Agenda said , “We should learn of what is happening in some countries where people have put their selfish interest above National interest, hence want to cause disaffection in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“Democratic Agenda are stakeholders in the Nigerian project and will not keep silent when some elements want to bring down the country for their selfish interest.

“We are very convinced that the Armed Forces under the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa is loyal to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and will never do anything to disrupt the growth of our democracy.

“The military is happy and better under democracy and will not do any thing to sabotage the hard earned democracy. The CDS is determined to ensure complete subordination to constitutional governance under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The military will not be distracted from its constitutional duties

“Every facet of life is facing challenges, not just in Nigeria, even in advance societies.

“In Nigeria, disgruntled elements are picking up isolated cases, where they may be to cause disaffection. Let them know that personnel of the AFN will not fall for the trick.”



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