Nigerian military rejects reports that warned soldiers against overthrow of President Buhari’s government

Nigerian military rejects reports that warned soldiers against overthrow of President Buhari's government

Onyema stated that the publication was full of outrageous lies and inventions.

The Nigerian military reacted to claims in a popular media report that the defense headquarters issued a warning to soldiers against the overthrow of the Buhari-led administration. A statement released by the army spokesman, Nwachukwu Onyema, claims a publication titled “Defense Headquarters Warns Soldiers Against Overthrowing the Buhari Regime” and published on November 13 by a certain online news medium called ” Naija News House “, made the rounds of social media. Onyema said the aforementioned publication, which was filled with outrageous lies and claimed inventions that “Defense HQ denounced an appeal to the military to take the reins of power.”

The online outlet went further than attributing its falsity to “Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu”. The army spokesman said the only reason this “grossly unprofessional and blatantly irresponsible relationship is getting attention” is because it was attributed to him.For the sake of clarity and to keep the documents straight, we wish to state that at no time did the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu make any statements on the matter. It is therefore a figment of their imagination, which in any case did not come from Brigadier General Nwachukwu. In any case, Nigerian army officers and soldiers do not need to be “admonished against the overthrow of the Buhari government” as their loyalty the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces was never in doubt.

The Nigerian army is a respectable national and patriotic institution that has completely subordinated itself to civil authority, being firmly in defense of the nation’s democracy ”. the declaration of Nwachukwu read

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