June 9, 2024

Central News

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Military better-off under democracy  — Defence HQ

Nigeria’s Military High Command has said there should be no worries about any thought of a mutiny among its members.

Defence Heaquarters offered the explanation while drawing at a report being circulated online about welfare issues in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

It said that reports  calling on  the military to interveve in our democracy is highly unpatriotic, wicked, and an attempt to distract the Armed Forces of Nigeria from performing its constitutional responsibilities.

In a statement, Director of Defence Information (DDI) Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, said on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Chris G. Musa, said:  “While the leadership of the AFN gives priority to welfare of its peronnel, 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 and will not be distracted from its roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).”