The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has emphasized that there are no intentions for a coup in Nigeria, highlighting that the military finds contentment and advantages within a democratic administration.
Tukur Gusau, the Director of Defence Information at DHQ, made these remarks in response to suggestions for military intervention in the nation’s democracy. He affirmed that the military remains committed to avoiding any actions that could undermine the democracy painstakingly established in the country.
The statement read;
“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 the 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).”