DHQ says it has Uncovered Plots by Some People to Disrupt the Saturday Governorship Polls
Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) also says it has uncovered plots by some people to disrupt the Governorship Polls holding in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo States on Saturday.
According to the DHQ, those behind the plot plans to disguise in military uniforms in some areas during the polls.
Director of Defense Information, Major General Edwards Buba, addressing the defense correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, did not identify those behind the plot.
General Buba, however warned those involved in the plots that they would suffer injurious consequences, as the military would deal with them decisively.
The Director of Media Operations, further revealed that the military will court-martial erring personnel who are not only sabotaging the effort of the military but bringing its precious reputation to disrepute.
He said: “It is important to highlight that the AFN is a disciplined and well-trained force that conducts its operation within the ambit of laws governing human rights and that of armed conflict.
We have rules of engagement that are followed in the course of our actions. Nevertheless, there are standing court martials to put on trial any erring personnel that is found wanting during operations.
There is, therefore, the need for us to be circumspect of groups and organisations that embark on misinformation and disinformation to give the military a negative image.
They have ulterior motives for their actions. For instance, the circulation of old footage of incidents that occurred in yesteryears that have been tried at court-martial as though, they were recent occurrences is mischievous.
The public should be weary of such groups and their motive”.
He added that troops in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 76 dugout pits, 35 boats, 95 storage tanks, 10 vehicles, 129 cooking ovens, five pumping machines, 13 speedboats, six outboard engines, one vessel, three motorcycles, and 49 illegal refining sites.
Troops, he said, recovered 514,640 liters of stolen crude oil, 339,315 liters of illegally refined AGO, and 775 liters of DPK.
Gen. Buba assured that the armed forces will continue to exert military pressure on groups that seek to derail any progress toward peace and security in the country.
He, however, concluded that the armed forces would continue to exert military pressure on groups that seek to derail any progress towards peace and security in the country, saying ” there is no doubt that these groups must be defeated and are indeed being defeated.