Army Refutes Allegations of Coup Plot

Army Refutes Allegations of Coup Plot

…Calls Sahara Reporters’ Claims ‘Malicious

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has vehemently denied allegations of a coup plot in Nigeria, dismissing them as baseless and unfounded. In a press release issued by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Acting Director Defence Information, the DHQ refuted claims made by SaharaReporters on 25 February 2024. The online publication alleged that the Guards Brigade had been placed on high alert due to suspicious movements, sparking concerns of a coup.

According to the DHQ’s statement, the publication by SaharaReporters is considered entirely false. It clarified that the Guards Brigade, tasked with safeguarding the seat of power and the Federal Capital Territory, has always maintained a state of readiness as part of its statutory duties. General Christopher Musa OFR, Chief of Defence Staff, has consistently reiterated the Armed Forces’ commitment to upholding democracy in Nigeria.

The DHQ condemned SaharaReporters’ allegations as unsubstantiated and urged the public to disregard them. Additionally, it called on relevant security agencies to take swift action against SaharaReporters for what it described as an unpatriotic act. The DHQ also announced its intention to pursue legal action against the publication for attempting to create unnecessary tension in the country.

The press release serves as a strong rebuttal to the allegations, emphasizing the Armed Forces’ dedication to protecting and sustaining democracy in Nigeria.

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