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Military kicks against governors, others wearing camouflage

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday issued a warning to governors and politicians against wearing military uniforms for electioneering campaign posters.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Wap Maigida, in Abuja.

According to Maigida, the campaign posters of some governors, dressed in military camouflage uniforms, were displayed in noticeable areas in their respective states and this act is illegal.

He also called it an abuse of the privilege of allowing civilians to wear military uniforms during military training exercises.

Maigida stated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, as a professional institution, remains apolitical and, as such, will not want to be dragged into any form of political bias.

“Accordingly, it is important to advise politicians and others to desist from the use of military uniforms and accoutrements for political events and other engagements henceforth.

“Please note, anyone found culpable in this regard would be liable to prosecution,” he warned.