Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff, has told personnel of the service to not get distracted by disgruntled Nigerians calling for war in the country.
Abubakar issued this statement on Friday in Kaduna at the passing out of 1, 928 recruits.
He further warned the personnel against compromising national security or engaging in acts capable of bringing the service to disrepute.
“Do not be distracted by disgruntled elements who have little understanding of what war is all about.
“These individuals call for violence from the balconies of their houses and from the comfort of their sitting rooms or when they are interacting with the press without the understanding of the tragic consequences of war.
“The NAF will continue to protect the lives of all Nigerians and the territorial integrity of the nation. No inch of Nigerian territory will be ceded to any individual or group of individuals,’’ he stressed.
The Airforce chief also reminded the air personnel that they must be detribalized in keeping their national pledge, while also subjecting themselves to civil authority.
He advised them to always guard against overzealousness and resist the temptation to brutalize civilians.
“Your duty is to protect all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic background or religious inclination. Also, you must not succumb to any inducement or acts that would cause disaffection among fellow members of the armed forces or among Nigerians’’, he stated.
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