Abuja - The Nigerian Army has pledged its
commitment to address unprofessional conduct among its members.
The pledge follows the establishment of up a high powered
Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate among other things alleged
malpractices and involvement of its personnel in Ekiti and Osun States
governorship elections held in 2014.
The BOI is to investigate the alleged unprofessional and
unethical conduct of some Nigerian Army personnel in Ekiti and Osun States’
Gubernatorial Elections 2014, as well as in any other State in Nigeria where
other allegations of misconduct were made during the 2015 General Elections in
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As part of its Terms of Reference, the BOI is to also
review the involvement of the Nigerian Army formations/units and its personnel
in elections and other duties in aid to civil authority.
“The essence of the Board is to prevent future
unprofessional conduct by officers and men in the performance of the
constitutional roles while strengthening Nigerian Army’s support to democratic
values and structures in Nigeria,” said Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting
Director of Army Public Relations.
- CAJ News