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Army opens up on Kano emirate saga, says soldiers not involved

The Nigerian army finally broke their silence on their meddling with the Kano State emirate squabble.

The high command exonerated personnel from the controversy, claiming its soldiers were not involved in the row.

Spokesman of the army, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, said contrary to insinuations by the Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association as published by an online news platform, on 26 May 2024, troops of the Nigerian Army were not involved in the Kano State emirate tussle and are not involved in enforcing any court order.

“They have only taken proactive steps to checkmate any possible breakdown or breach of the security that may be occasioned by the Kano Emirship tussle,” Nwachukwu said.

“The issue of paramount concern to the Nigerian Army and other security agencies is the prevention of breakdown of law and order in the state, which could be taken advantage of by adversarial non-state actors.

“The military would imminently intervene when it becomes apparent that the intensity of the security situation becomes overwhelming for the police.

“All the Army is doing at this stage is to monitor the situation as it unfolds and be on standby in the event of any escalation that could threaten the security of the state and the region in general.”