The Military High Command says the call on the military to interfere in Nigeria’s democracy is highly unpatriotic and wicked.
DHQ says it detests 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 the nation.
In a statement on Saturday, the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, said the military pledged loyalty to President Bola Tinubu, saying it is happy and better under democracy.
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 will not be distracted from its roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).”
The Military’s dismissal is amid the political crisis in the neighboring Niger Republic where the military ousted the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum.
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