Military begins probe of coup story
Military authority has set up an administration panel to investigate the motive behind recent overtures between its personnel and some politicians in the country.
This military high command however declared that contrary to rumours in some quarters that some of its officers had planned a coup against the present federal administration, there was nothing as such.
It assured that the military was still loyal and committed to President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that any coup attempt from any quarters would not enjoy the backing of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The authority further reaffirmed that it was committed to working for the sustenance of the ongoing democracy in the country.
To this end, it enjoined Nigerians not to be afraid of any coup, reassuring that all levels of its commands were out there administering troops to remain focused and be conscious of the oath of allegiance they took to guard the constitution of the country.
Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, who briefed the ppress in Abuja, alongside the directors of information units of the Nigerian Army, Air Force and Navy, reassured the general public that there was nothing like coup being contemplated in any area in the country.
Answering question in this regard, he said: “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, 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”,