– CDS General Lucky Irabor

Posted by Admin/NDM/10 August 2022

The Nigerian Military has vowed that the 2023 general election is as good as done not withstanding the state of security in the country. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, made this positive assertion as he told has Nigerians that the 2023 general elections will hold.

With deepening fear unleashed by terrorists and diverse criminal groups across the country, Nigerians are afraid that the polls will not hold due to increasing attacks by the terrorists and bandits , even in the face of repeated assurances by the Nigerian Military to tackle insecurity.

However, at a media parley at the defence headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, General Irabor said the military will do everything possible to ensure that nothing stops the poll from holding.

General Irabor, emphasised on the commitment of the military towards protecting the democratic ideals in Nigeria, reportedly the most populous nation in Africa.

The CDS said, the military has made a covenant to protect Nigeria’s democracy and it has not changed its position.

The interface is meant to solicit the support of media organisations towards tackling the security challenges in the country.

The interactive section being the second in the series of engagements between the chief of defence staff with Media executives and editors of media organisations in Nigeria, used the opportunity of the briefing to reveal the arrest of the assailants linked to a suspected terror attack on the Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo two months ago.

Though he did not reveal the number of the arrested suspects, Irabor stated that the attackers were arrested during joint operations involving the Armed Forces, the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the police.

In the Owo terror incident, over 40 people were killed when the gunmen stormed the church on June 5,2022 and opened fire on the congregation, during which they detonated explosives that set confusion amongst the worshippers as they ran for their safety.

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