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In a resolute stance over the weekend, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters (DHQ) unequivocally dismissed viral misinformation, asserting that the nation’s Armed Forces stand as steadfast guardians of the Constitution and President Bola Tinubu.
In a unified declaration, the military high command had previously emphasized the symbiotic growth of the military under the canopy of democratic governance. The statement highlighted the imperative of safeguarding the nation’s democracy and thwarting any covert designs that could undermine its progress.
In a correspondence bearing the signature of Brig-Gen Tukur Gusau, the Director of Defence Information, the military establishment resolutely stated that its steadfast commitment to democracy was unwavering. It reassured the Nigerian populace that the military had no inclination to indulge in actions that would subvert the nation’s hard-earned democratic gains.
AFN’s Loyalty and Clarification
The Defence Headquarters, led by its Director of Defence Information, Brig-Gen Tukur Gusau, made an unambiguous statement that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) had neither received a request nor initiated any endeavor for a military intervention. In light of rampant speculations on social media, the DHQ underlined that these claims were baseless fabrications that bore no resemblance to reality.
Resolute Stance for Democracy
Addressing the nation’s security posture, the Defence Headquarters affirmed the undeterred allegiance of the Armed Forces to the democratic principles that underpin Nigeria’s governance. Contrary to the misleading information circulated, the military establishment distanced itself from any attempt to compromise the nation’s democratic progress. The statement reaffirmed the commitment of the Armed Forces to protect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Vigilance Against Misinformation
The DHQ issued a stern warning to those perpetuating falsehoods aimed at destabilizing the nation. The statement conveyed the resolve of the military and other security agencies to actively identify and hold accountable those spreading misinformation that detracts from the nation’s wellbeing. The DHQ underscored the collective responsibility of all citizens to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy by rejecting divisive narratives and embracing unity.