Nigerian Army disowns statement warning soldiers against toppling Buhari

Codi Saxon

The Director, Military Community Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, has disowned a publication attributed to him about “Defence Headquarters warning troopers against overthrowing Buhari’s regime”. Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, in a statement, on Saturday, stated the publication, which was riddled with outrageous lies and fabrications, claimed that the “Defence Headquarters has […]

The Director, Military Community Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, has disowned a publication attributed to him about “Defence Headquarters warning troopers against overthrowing Buhari’s regime”.

Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, in a statement, on Saturday, stated the publication, which was riddled with outrageous lies and fabrications, claimed that the “Defence Headquarters has denounced a phone for the military services to choose about electric power.”

He claimed the on the internet outlet went even more to attribute what he described as falsehood to the “Army Spokesman”.

In accordance to him, the only purpose why this grossly unprofessional and blatantly irresponsible report is receiving any awareness is the attribution of the wrong statement to the Director, Military Community Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.

“The authors of the tale have to be the only news reporters who do not know that army spokesman does not converse for the Defence Headquarters.

“However, for the sake of clarity and to preserve the documents straight, we wish to condition that at no time did the Director, Military Community Relations, situation any statement on the matter make a difference.

“It is consequently a figment of their creativeness, which did not in in any case emanate from Nwachukwu.

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Mr Nwachukwu mentioned that officers and troopers of the Nigerian Military did not need to be “warned from overthrowing Buhari’s government”, saying their loyalty to the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces had never ever been in doubt.

“The Nigerian Military is a highly regarded national and patriotic establishment that has absolutely subordinated by itself to civil authority, possessing stood unwaveringly in defence of the nation’s democracy.

“It will continue on to be steadfast in defending Nigeria’s structure and the a great deal-cherished democracy by delivering assist to civil authority, each time it is referred to as upon to so do,” he said.

(NAN)

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