Buratai Warns Officers To Stay Away From Political, Religious, Ethnic Patronisation
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, has issued a stern warning to all officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army to steer clear of political, religious, or ethnic patronisation.
Buratai gave the warning at the opening of the chief of army staff first quarter conference holding in Abuja.
According to him, officers who are ‘sympathetic’ to political, religious and ethnic groups should voluntarily retire from service or would have themselves to blame.
With the new directive, personnel are not permitted to attend church services outside the barracks.
The Nigeria Army recognises the Roman Catholic Church, Protestant (Anglican), and Mosques, all of which have heir prayer houses in all its barracks, formations and units across the country.
The Army chief also warned that for exceptional cases of wedding and any other form of worships which must be granted by him, anyone who disobeys the new order would be severely dealt with.
The Army chief said, “All are reminded on the ban on any form of worship outside the barracks except those permitted by me for wedding and other social functions”