The Defence Headquarters has distanced the military from a purported document in circulation, calling for the overthrow of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
It condemned the said document on Tuesday in a statement by the Deputy Director of Defence Information, Navy Captain Muhammed Wabi.
The DHQ stated that the document was sponsored by a group, Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP).
According to it, the NCP is calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.
Insisting that it would not be misled into any action that can undermine the nation’s democracy, the DHQ reaffirmed the loyalty of the military to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
It also called on relevant government agencies to apprehend the sponsors of the document and bring them to book.
Read the full statement below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ON THE CIRCULATION OF SEDITIOUS PUBLICATIONS
The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) wishes to dissociate 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.