The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, has said that the armed forces of Nigeria do not engage in dishonorable activities.
Irabor made this known at an event in Benin City, Edo State while responding to questions from journalists on the report recently submitted by the Justice Doris Okuwobi led Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry.
You would recall that, the panel in its report stated that its findings revealed that the army and police shot at protesters during the #EndSars protests in the Lekki tollgate in October 2020.
The Defence Chief however said “Whether it’s a true report, I can’t tell. But I will like to indicate that the normal procedure is to have such a report submitted to the convening authority.”
“Then, there will be a white paper presented based on which one can then make informed comment.”
He further said “But whatever it is, currently, I will like to indicate that the armed forces of Nigeria is a professional armed forces which remain committed to constitutional mandate.”
“If there are issues, of course, we’ll address them within the ambit of the divisions.”
“It will not be right to disparage men and women who have worked so hard to ensure that the territorial integrity of the nation is kept intact.”
“So, until I see the full report, I may not be able to say anything. But I can assure you that the armed forces of Nigeria are well disciplined and do not engage in ignoble acts.”