Defence Headquarters Refutes Coup Allegations and Vows Unwavering Allegiance to President Bola Tinubu
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) categorically denied recent reports circulating in certain circles suggesting that the Nigerian Military was approached with a request to stage a coup against the democratic government of the nation.
In an official statement released on Sunday, DHQ, represented by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, firmly clarified that the Armed Forces of Nigeria had not received any communication requesting a change in the country’s political leadership. General Gusau also pointed out that those propagating such assertions are individuals who harbor ill intent towards the nation.
Addressing the nation, Brigadier General Gusau emphasized the unwavering loyalty of the Nigerian Military to President Bola Tinubu. He urged the public to disregard the unfounded rumors circulating, emphasizing that the military remains committed to upholding and reinforcing the democratic foundation of Nigeria.
In the statement, General Gusau stated, “The Defence Headquarters is deeply concerned by the dissemination of a false and troubling narrative via social media platforms, falsely suggesting that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) received a request to orchestrate a change in the nation’s leadership.”
He continued, “We take this opportunity to unequivocally state that the AFN has never been approached nor has it ever articulated any intention to initiate such a course of action. We recognize that this baseless assertion is being peddled by those with malicious intent, harbouring dissatisfaction with the continued progress and prosperity of our beloved nation.”
Highlighting the AFN’s firm dedication to democratic values, General Gusau reinforced the military’s allegiance to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He reiterated that the military stands resolute in its commitment to safeguarding the constitution of Nigeria.
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Brigadier General Gusau issued a stern warning to those responsible for spreading these unfounded allegations, urging them to cease their activities or face legal consequences. He affirmed that the military and other security agencies remain vigilant in identifying and addressing any threats to the nation’s stability.
The Defence Headquarters called upon all citizens to unite in the preservation and enhancement of Nigeria’s democracy. The DHQ’s statement serves as a resolute assurance of the military’s unwavering dedication to the democratic principles upon which the nation stands.