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Nigerian Military Reacts to Call to Overthrow Tinubu’s Government

Nigeria’s military high command issued a stern warning, claiming those forces urging the Armed Forces to overthrow Tinubu’s democratically governed administration would fail.



Nigerian Military Reacts to Call to Overthrow Tinubu's Government

Nigeria’s Military High Command has revealed it has no plan of sabotaging the nation’s democratic system.

Nigeria DHQ rejects coup ideas

The Director, Defence Information, Tukur Gusau, a Brigadier-General made this assertion and noted there are plots from different quarters to instigate members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to overthrow the present democratic administration being led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

DHQ says military better under democracy

He, however, said the attempt will fail, insisting that the military is happy and better under democracy, and as such it will not get involved in any act to sabotage the hard-earned democracy of Nigeria.

General Gusau, in an early message sent to Daily Trust on Saturday morning, August 12, described the development as “unpatriotic and wicked”.

According to him, the military would continue to perform its constitutional duties rather than plotting any coup against the present democratic administration, saying the armed forces of Nigeria would not be distracted, The New Telegraph report added.

Nigerian Army opens up on alleged partnership with Dokubo Asari’s private security outfit

The Nigerian Army (NA) has said it has no partnership with Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the founder of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), or his security outfit.

The ex-militant leader had claimed during several Facebook Live programmes monitored by Wothappen that he owns a military company engaged by the government to work alongside the military in some states.

However, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, refuted Dokubo-Asari’s claim.

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