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Emirate tussle: Army to intervene if police can’t handle security


The Nigerian Army has clarified that it is not involved in enforcing any court order related to the ongoing Kano Emirate tussle.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, made this clear in a statement on X.

“The troops are not engaged in the emirate dispute,” stated Major General Nwachukwu. He explained that the Army’s main concern is to prevent any potential breakdown of law and order in Kano State due to the conflict.

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“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,” Nwachukwu said. He emphasized that the military would only intervene if the security situation becomes too overwhelming for the police to handle.

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“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,” the statement added.

This clarification comes amid rumors and claims that the Nigerian Army was actively involved in the emirate dispute, which the Army has now firmly denied.

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