Military distances self from group seeking to oust Buhari’s govt

By Danlami Nmodu

The Nigerian military has distanced itself from a  group seeking to oust the Muhammadu Buhari –led democratically elected government.

In a swift statement, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters on Tuesday dissociated itself from what it  said  was´ “a document being circulated by a faceless group named Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP) calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.”

According to the statement  made available to Newsdiaryonline and signed by Deputy Director, Defence Information Navy Captain Muhammed Ahmed Wabi,        “The AFN outrightly condemns the undemocratic and demonic actions of the author of the document.  Accordingly, members of the public are enjoined to discountenance the content of the documents being circulated by NCP and equally condemned in totality, the call to derail our hard earned democracy”

The statement titled: Press Release From The Defence Headquarters On The Circulation Of Seditious Publications” reads in full: “The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) wishes to dissociates itself from the rascality and intentions as espoused in a document being circulated by a faceless group named Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP) calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.

“The AFN outrightly condemns the undemocratic and demonic actions of the author of the document.  Accordingly, members of the public are enjoined to discountenance the content of the documents being circulated by NCP and equally condemned in totality, the call to derail our hard earned democracy.

“It should be noted that the AFN is very mindful of its constitutional responsibilities and will not be misled into any act that will undermine democracy as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 as amended.

“The AFN remains unflinchingly loyal to the Constitution, as well as to President Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  Meanwhile, all relevant Law Enforcement Agency have been advised to unravel those behind the seditious document for appropriate actions.”

Newsdiaryonline reports that the Nigerian Army had recently alerted the world, through a statement,  to  an alleged plot to scuttle the inauguration of President Buhari’s second term.

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