In response to recent social media reports alleging a coup request, the Nigerian Armed Forces have issued a press release categorically denying any involvement in or receipt of such a request.
The Defence Headquarters expressed concern over the misleading information and clarified the military’s unwavering loyalty to democracy and the nation’s leadership.
The statement, signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director of Defence Information, emphasized that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have neither received nor made any declaration regarding a change of leadership at any point in time.
They Defence Headquarters attributed the false claims to a few individuals with malicious intentions who are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress and well-being.
“It is surely the wicked imagination of a few who are not happy with the progress and well-being of our dear country,” the statement read.
The AFN reiterated its steadfast commitment to democracy and its loyalty 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 affirmed its readiness to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and safeguard the nation’s stability.
The Defence Headquarters urged those responsible for spreading false information to cease their actions immediately or face legal consequences.
The military, along with other security agencies, remains vigilant and is actively monitoring those behind these baseless rumors.
General Gusau called for unity among citizens to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and protect the country’s progres.