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Defence headquarters denies knowledge of any coup request in Nigeria

Defence headquarters denies knowledge of any coup request in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed insinuations on the social media that the Armed Forces received a request for coup in the country.

It described as concerning, false and disturbing, the reports that have awashed the social media space.

A statement on Sunday by the Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, said the military believed such false claims came from those who do not mean well for the country.

He said: “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.”

 

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