Just in: Nigerian Military denies alleged reports of removing Tinubu, launches manhunt for Coup promoters in Nigeria

Nigerian Army, Defence Headquarters (DHQ)

Just in: Nigerian Military denies alleged reports of removing Tinubu, launches manhunt for Coup promoters in Nigeria

By Yahaya Idris, Abuja.

Global Times Nigeria has obtained a report that the Nigerian military have launched manhunt for individuals or group instigating coup in the country through fake reports.

A press release from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) issued by Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Sunday, indicated that the military never received any request to overthrow President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government out of power as being insinuated in some quarters.

The statement read in parts: ”The Defence Headquarters is concerned about a false and disturbing social media reports twisted to state that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) received request to effect change of leadership in the country.

“We want to use this opportunity to reiterate that the AFN never received nor made such declaration at any time to anyone or any group. We believe this statement came from those who do not wish the nation well.”

“It is surely the wicked imagination of a few who are not happy with the progress and well-being of our dear country.”

The AFN is very comfortable with democracy and remain loyal to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

The military is always willing and ready to defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We urge those peddling such falsehood to desist from such or face the law. The Military and indeed other security agencies are on the look out for these agents of doom. We must all all join hands to strengthen our democracy.”

Bellow is the exact press release issued by the defence headquarters Abuja

PRESS RELEASE

RE:MILITARY NEVER RECEIVED ANY COUP REQUEST

The Defence Headquarters is concerned about a false and disturbing social media reports twisted to state that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) received request to effect change of leadership in the country.

We want to use this opportunity to reiterate that the AFN never received nor made such declaration at any time to anyone or any group. We believe this statement came from those who do not wish the nation well. It is surely the wicked imagination of a few who are not happy with the progress and well-being of our dear country.

The AFN is very comfortable with democracy and remain loyal to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR. The military is always willing and ready to defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

We urge those peddling such falsehood to desist from such or face the law. The Military and indeed other security agencies are on the look out for these agents of doom. We must all all join hands to strengthen our democracy.

Signed:
TUKUR GUSAU
Brigadier General
Director Defence Information
13 August 2023

 

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