The Nigerian Military has assured that its commitment to securing the country in time for the rescheduled general elections is unwavering.
The Director of Defense Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, gave the assurance in an interview with the Voice of America.
Maj. Gen. Olukolade is optimistic that this goal is achievable, given the increased regional cooperation that Nigeria is receiving at the moment.
“We have committed ourselves to working to ensure that we achieve the result of making the whole place secured and every effort is being made towards that end in the sense that we are improving our fire power, and improving on collaboration with other forces.
“What should interest you is what is now different about it. For the period we have said it has passed through different stages.
“You will recall that when the State of Emergency was initially declared, we were able to curtail them and they simply left our shores and went elsewhere to improve on their mischief.
“Now we are enlisting the support of other nations around us and hopefully that should make it difficult for them to have any other place to escape to after this mission.
“We believe that every hand will be on deck. Not just the military but everyone involved in securing our country will put in their best to ensure that we have adequate atmosphere for elections to be conducted.
“The military is equally a stakeholder in the promotion of our nation’s democracy and anything that is done now is in good faith”, Olukolade said.