The Nigerian Army has distanced itself from the crisis brewing between the kogi State Executive and the Judiciary, insisting that it is a professional and lawabiding organisation.
The Army has also denied reports making the rounds that it was planning to use its soldiers to remove the state Chief Judge from office and eventually eject him from his official residence.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Saghir Musa, who made this known in Abuja, said the Nigerian Army headquarters in Abuja has directed the Commander in charge of Command Army Records), in the state to stay clear of the crisis between the state executive and the judiciary.
Musa, in a statement issued in Abuja, said “The Nigerian Army has received a report of the purported or planned use of soldiers to remove and eject the Kogi State Chief Judge from his official residence.
“The NA under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai will not contemplate interfering under any guise in the internal Executive – Judiciary Conflict in Kogi State or any other State for that matter.
“The Army Headquarters has already directed and warned the Commander in the State to stay clear of this conflict (not to interfere under any guise).
“As a professional and law abiding organisation, the NA hereby strongly distances itself from Kogi State conflict between the State Executive and the Judiciary”.