Coup: Those calling for military takeover are beneficiaries of insecurity – CSO

President Bola Tinubu and Guards Brigade


A civil society organisation, Advocates for Democracy and Development (ADD), says those calling for the military to overthrow the civilian government are benefiting from the security challenges in the country.

The Convener of ADD, Mr Gbenga Osho, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Osho said the enemies of Nigeria had resorted to calling for coup to cause chaos in the society having observed that the military was gaining upper hands in the war against bandits, terrorists and other criminals.

He described the coup mongers as “wicked and retrogressive”, saying they did not mean well for the country.

The group’s convener commended the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, for sending out a stern warning to those calling for a coup d’état.

He said the defence chief has described the coup mongers as “enemies of Nigeria” and vowed the full weight of the law would crush them.

According to him, Gen. Musa has made it clear that the Armed Forces of Nigeria were there to protect democracy.

Osho said the military had continued to make sacrifices to keep the country safe and secured from chaos, adding that the it had been a valuable asset in deepening democracy in the country.

“We are glad that time and time again, the present leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria under Gen. Christopher Musa has said the military is loyal to the constitution and President Bola Tinubu.

“We in ADD urge Nigerians to continue to support the military under Gen Musa who have shown determination to quickly restore peace and stability and remain loyal to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the group. (NAN)


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