DHQ knocks coup promoters, says military better under democracy

The Defence Heaquarters, DHQ, has condemned a call in some quarters for military coup in Nigeria, describing it as highly unpatriotic, wicked, and an attempt to distract the Armed Forces of Nigeria from performing it’s constitutional responsibilities.

In a statement on Saturday, DHQ vowed that, ”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 statement said.

While the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria gives priority to welfare of its peronnel, DHQ assured that, ”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)”.

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