DHQ Condemns Calls for Military Intervention, Says Armed Forces Thrives Under Democratic Rule

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The military high command has said that the military establishment flourish under a democratic dispensation.

A statement issued by Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said the military fared better in a democracy.

The statement signed by Director, Defence Information (DDI), Brig Gen Tukur Gusau, said the military establishment would not engage in any act aimed at sabotaging the nation’s heard-earned democracy.

“The Defence Heaquartes frowns at a report being circulated online about welfare issues in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. 

“The call contained in the report for  the military to interfere in our democracy is highly unpatriotic, wicked, and an attempt to distract the Armed Forces of Nigeria from performing it’s constitutional responsibilities”, it said.

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“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”, it said

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The statement affirmed that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Christopher 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)”.

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