The Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has taken a swipe at those threatening Nigerian military officers with a travel ban, saying he doesn’t mind in Nigeria and can’t be threatened with such.
Recall that Deji Adeyanju’s Concerned Nigerians has raised a petition against some security officials, asking that the Western countries ban them for entry into their states.
Speaking today at a meeting with Army commanders in Abuja on the End SARS protest and violent incidents across the country, Tukur Buratai lambasted international organisations clamouring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses, calling them criminal elements. Read also: I’m Not Interested In Explanation – Deji Adeyanju Shuns Police Commissioner On Travel Ban List
“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better. The first time I traveled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here.”
He then noted that the military will not allow any agent in or outside Nigeria cause lawlessness, stressing that subversive elements, detractors and other enemies of Nigeria will not be allowed to achieve their aims and objectives of destabilization. He further said that the recent events have shown the determination of unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause chaos in Nigeria by all means.