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Nigerian Army Defended Our Constitution In The Last Election – Human Rights Group

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur BurataiA coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Conflict Resolutions in Nigeria still cannot believe how successful the 2019 general elections was.

In a recent report, the group shared that they were happy with the amazing role General Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian army played to defend the country’s constitution.

In a statement signed by National Coordinator, Maxwell Gowon, the group also refuted claims of partisanship against the Nigerian Army and tagged it a false imagination.

The statement read, “The Coalition of Civil Society on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria could not establish cases of human rights abuses against the Nigerian Army in the six states it visited.

“The Coalition of Civil Society on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria has interacted with members of the host communities identified that the news making rounds on the complicity of the Nigerian Army in undermining the credibility of the electoral process were fabricated with no evidence to substantiate the claims.

“The Coalition of Civil Society on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria states that it was satisfied with the human rights compliance of the Nigerian Army, before, during, and after the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

“The Coalition of Civil Society on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria. also states that from reports garnered from the fieldwork, the Nigerian Army indeed stood on the side of the people in protecting our nascent democracy.

“The Coalition of Civil Society on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria commends the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai for providing that valuable leadership in the course of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.”

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