Chief of Army Staff, Lagbaja

Military will defend Nigeria’s democracy at all costs — Chief of Army Staff

On Saturday, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, said that despite any difficulties, the military will continue to protect the country’s democracy.

Speaking at the Executive Commission Course One officers’ passing out parade at the Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna State, Gen. Lagbaja provided the assurance.

Every Nigerian, according to him, wants a prosperous and ongoing constitutional democracy that advances the interests of all well-intentioned individuals.

“He emphasized that the desire of every Nigerian is a flourishing, uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance that promotes national values & the interest of every well-meaning Nigerian, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation,” the statement read.

Niger Republic became the latest country to experience a military coup.

 Lagbaja made the assertions amid the current tension in the country over the military junta in the Niger Republic.

Niger soldiers, had, seized power from their democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum last week over alleged poor governance.

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