Army Chief Dismisses Coup Calls, Demands Good Leadership

Written by on March 6, 2024

The Nigerian Army has ruled out the possibility of Military take over and truncation of democracy in the country.

Chief of Army Staff,  Taoreed Lagbaja, who gave the assurance yesterday said personnel of his service had accepted the democratic system of government in place in the country and had no plan to thwart it.

Lagbaja who made this known in the wake of a series of coup allegations against the military, described personnel of the Nigerian Army under his leadership as agents of democracy.

Speaking at a seminar for the Nigerian Army officers in Abuja, Lagbaja stated that the Army was dedicated to upholding the Constitution, assuring Nigerians that soldiers would continue to carry out their mandates as contained in the constitution.

It would be recalled that In February this year, the  Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, branded those calling for coup d’etat as enemies of Nigeria, saying the law would catch up with them.


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