- The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has refuted social media claims suggesting that the Armed Forces had been approached with a request to change the nation’s leadership
- The DHQ emphasised that the Armed Forces never received such a request from any individual or group
- The military expressed concerns over the fake news, attributing it to detractors who are bent on destabilising Nigeria
PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!
FCT, Abuja - The Defence Headquarters on Sunday, August 13, said it is concerned about false and disturbing social media reports twisted to state that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) received a request to effect a change of leadership in the country.
Prominent prophet releases fresh prophecy on Niger crisis, sends stern warning to France, US, others
“We remain loyal to President Tinubu” - Military
The DHQ reiterated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria never received nor made such a declaration to anyone or any group at any time.
PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app!
The release partly reads:
“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.”
Furthermore, the Army urged those peddling such falsehood to desist from such or face legal action.
Coup: “We already have enough crises,” Labour Party slams Tinubu over plan to restore democracy in Niger
“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.”
Niger: High command's directive to service chiefs
In related news, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian military high command has reportedly directed the service chiefs to compile and submit war requirements to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa.
The war items include the number of personnel, logistics, equipment, and financial costs, a report on Sunday, August 13, by The Punch noted.