General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has yesterday, urged Nigerians to refrain from hastily passing judgment on the military based on the accidental drone attack that occurred last Sunday in Tudun Biri community in Kaduna State.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that General Musa said nothing should be done to demoralise the troops who are saddled with the responsibility of tackling insecurity in the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff addressed the audience during the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 45 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos.
”The incident wasn’t on purpose. We are meant to protect Nigerians and cannot be seen killing them,” Musa said.
“And so, I want to appeal to Nigerians not to use this incident to demoralise our troops because we are determined to end all forms of insecurity currently confronting our nation.
”The incident in Kaduna is, indeed, unfortunate and regrettable. It was a mistake and not a deliberate act.”
General Musa expressed the military’s commitment to protecting the sanctity of human lives, adding that troops would never attack law-abiding citizens.
The CDS further appealed to Nigerians to pray and support the military and other security agencies in their bid to rid the nation of all forms of security challenges.