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You must remain apolitical, army chief tells commanders

Faruk Yahaya, the chief of army staff, has urged commanding officers to remain apolitical during the 2023 general election.

Speaking at the closing session of the 2022 chief of army staff third quarter conference on Friday in Abuja, Yahaya enjoined the commanders to, at all times ensure that Rules of Engagement are “adhered to by all during the electioneering period”.

In past elections in the country, reports suggest that politicians have used members of the Nigerian army to influence elections in one way or another.