August 12 2023

DHQ reacts to plot to remove Tinubu by Coup

Defence Headquarters in Nigeria has denied the report that Nigerian Army are plotting to take over power in coup from president Tinubu

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday said the Nigerian Military has no plan to take over the government in Nigeria in administration of president Bola Tinubu.

This is as it revealed that there have been some recent calls from some quarters for the military to intervene in the country’s democracy.

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However, the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau in a statement on Friday assured that the armed forces of Nigeria would not execute any coup as the military is better under democracy.

He further described the call on the military to interfere in Nigeria’s democracy as highly unpatriotic and wicked.

Gusau pledged the loyalty of the nation’s military under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa to President Bola Tinubu, adding that they would not be distracted from their constitutional duties.

The full statement reads: “The Defence Headquarters frown at a report being circulated online about welfare issues in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The report’s call on the military to interfere in our democracy is highly unpatriotic, wicked, and an attempt to distract the Armed Forces of Nigeria from performing its constitutional responsibilities.

“While the leadership of the AFN gives priority to welfare of its personnel however, we detest any attempt by any individual or group to instigate the law-abiding Armed Forces of Nigeria to embark on any unconstitutional change of government in our country.

We wish to state unequivocally that the military is happy and better under democracy and will not get involved in any act to sabotage the hard-earned democracy in our country.

“The AFN under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa is determined to ensure complete subordination of the Armed Forces to constitutional authority under His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and will not be distracted from its roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).

“Thank you for your usual cooperation.”