Defence Headquarters Denies Coup Allegations, Reiterates Commitment to Democracy

Defence Headquarters Denies Coup Allegations, Reiterates Commitment to Democracy

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has responded to recent reports that suggested the Nigerian Military was approached to orchestrate a coup against the country’s democratic government.


In a statement released on Sunday and signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the Director of Defence Information, the DHQ clarified that the Armed Forces of Nigeria did not receive any such request and had no intentions of altering the political leadership.

Addressing the spread of these reports, the DHQ spokesperson emphasized that those behind these claims are individuals who harbor ill intentions for the nation.

The statement reaffirmed the Nigerian Military’s allegiance to President Bola Tinubu and urged the public to disregard the misinformation circulating, assuring that the military is dedicated to upholding and reinforcing democracy within Nigeria.

The statement from the Defence Headquarters expressed deep concern over the false information circulating on social media.


It highlighted the distortion of facts that suggested the Armed Forces of Nigeria received a request to facilitate a change in the country’s leadership.

The DHQ reiterated that no such declaration was ever made by the military, attributing these claims to a few individuals with malicious intent, who are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress and prosperity.

Affirming the Nigerian Military’s stance, the statement underscored their comfort with the democratic system and their loyalty to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who serves as the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The military’s commitment to defending the constitution of the nation was reiterated, emphasizing their unwavering dedication to democratic principles.

The DHQ concluded the statement by urging those disseminating false information to cease their actions or face legal consequences.


The military and other security agencies are actively monitoring such individuals and their activities, as they strive to maintain the nation’s stability and democratic foundation.

The statement encouraged a collective effort to strengthen the country’s democracy, emphasizing the importance of unity in safeguarding the nation’s well-being.


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