The Nigerian Navy has denied reports that naval personnel participated in Saturday’s invasion of the data centre of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ikeja, Lagos State.
Information Nigeria had earlier reported that a team of State Security Service operatives and other security agencies early Saturday morning ransacked the data centre destroying some materials and arresting staff of the consulting company working for the opposition party.
A statement issued on behalf of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Admiral Sanmi Alade, by the command’s Information Officer, Abdusalam Sanni, reiterated the Nigerian Navy’s neutral stand in political issues.
It said: “Nigerian Navy is a non-partisan organisation and do not meddle in politics. The Navy has not deployed any of its personnel to any political party’s office.
“However, we have commenced investigation and the video footage alleged is being carefully studied to ascertain those behind the said incident.
“I want to assure you that the Nigerian Navy has zero tolerance to indiscipline and unruly behaivours to the general public. If confirmed that Nigerian Navy personnel are involved in this undesirable behaviours they will be sanctioned and appropriate punishment will be awarded”.
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