The Nigerian Army has debunked allegations that its personnel were involved in the demolition of the office of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna state.
The 1 division, Nigerian Army said none of its soldiers was involved in the demolition exercise.
It said attempts’ to drag the army into the issue was to distract it from its professional duties.
A statement by Col Muhammed Dole, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations said, “The attention of 1 division, Nigerian Army has been drawn to a twitter message, report in mass and social media of alleged involvement of military personnel in the demolition of a politicians’ property by KASURPA in Kaduna State.
“This is not true. No Nigerian Army soldier was involved in the exercise.
“The allegation and the attempt to drag the Nigerian army into issue of demolition is yet another baseless and unsubstantiated claim to malign the hardworking, loyal and professional officers and soldiers of 1 division, Nigerian army and discredit them.
“Contrary to claims, the troops of 1 division have not been involved in any illegal activity of either harassment of politicians or demolition of their properties in kaduna and its environs.
“Therefore this claim remains the highest mischief and misleading and it is viewed as another calculated attempt to distract our troops from performing their professional duties.
“Therefore the public should disregard such false allegation.
“The troops of 1 division, Nigerian army will continue to remain apolitical and non-partisan in the discharge of their constitutional roles.
“Presently our troops are dutifully engaged in exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) in Niger and Kaduna states, combating kidnappings, cattle rustling, armed banditry and terrorism.”