Nigerian military constitutes panel over coup allegation

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[Abuja]–The Nigerian Military has constituted an administrative panel to investigate the motive behind recent coup allegation and the unusual relationship between its personnel and some politicians in the country.

In a media brief by the Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, on Wednesday, in Abuja, alongside the directors of information units of the Nigerian Army, Air Force and Navy, he reassured the general public that there was nothing like coup being contemplated in any area in the country.

According to him, the military said it was loyal and committed to President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring that any coup attempt from any quarter would not have the backing of the Nigerian Armed Forces, insisting that it was committed to working for the sustenance of the ongoing democracy in the country.

He further enjoined Nigerians not to be afraid of any coup, saying all levels of its commands were out there administering troops to remain focus and be conscious of the oath of allegiance they took to guide the constitution of the country.

“It was reported that some of our personnel have been exchanging visits and that for undisclosed political reasons. What I will tell you here is that like I said earlier on, we have set in as it were for that particular case, an administrative machinery.

“It will not be good for us at this point to tell you something that may not be true and to retract it, it will not be healthy for the general public.
“Let us allow time and administrative procedures. Particularly, when you talk about possible investigation, it takes some little time and I believe we are still within that little time. So, be patient,” he added.

Recall that the military had denied that contrary to rumours in some quarters that some of its officers are planning a coup against the present federal administration.

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