The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the army is firming up its preparations to provide the necessary security assistance to ensure successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Speaking in Abuja yesterday at the opening of the Third Quarter COAS Conference 2022, he said the army had reviewed its Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct for officers and soldiers that would be deployed during the general elections.
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He directed all commanders to ensure that all personnel deployed for security duties during the election period were given personal copies and thoroughly educated on the guidelines provided in the document.
“The Nigerian army remains committed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities and assist in providing a secured environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct.
“As electioneering activities for general elections begin, I wish to once again assure the public that the Nigerian Army remains committed to discharge its constitutional responsibilities and assist in providing a secured environment for the conduct of the general elections through Operation Safe Conduct,” he said.