The New Director of Information, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche has affirmed that the Nigerian military was the reason the country is still in existence.
Gen. Enenche noted that other nations who faced similar problems like Nigeria had since disintegrated, “but all thanks to the military authority for its relentless efforts to keep the nation as one.”
He made these observations on Wednesday at a media chat with Defence Correspondents, in Abuja.
According to him, “Times were even there where people who were armed refused to go to combat because of propaganda or the capability of the enemy which may not be true. Where did it go out from? Of course, the media.”
Enenche said the military was ever ready to defend the sovereignty of Nigeria, adding that it was carrying out its responsibility to that effect.
He said, “And for the military, our own is to protect the territorial integrity of this nation. Without being told, I would tell you that we are the backbone of the corporate existence of this country. I can confidently tell you that.
“So, I will tell you that what has caused others to disintegrate worldwide has happened here and we still remain intact, with the support of the military.
“Above all, the military we have now have total loyalty to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
“There were times where people that you were even defending turned against the forces defending them because of negative propaganda,” he said.