DHQ refutes report on coup plot in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has debunked a news report allegedly published online by the Saharareporters.com on 25th February 2024 claimed that the Guards Brigade has been put on high alert following unusual movements, leading to suspicion of a coup plot in Nigeria.


The publication also asserted amongst other things that the suspicion prompted emergency meeting involving President Bola Tinubu, the Chief of Staff to the President and Commander of the Guards Brigade.


The Military Authority described the reports as malicious and unfounded article, stated that the allegation is totally false.



“For the avoidance of doubt, the Guards Brigade has been statutorily assigned the responsibility of protecting the seat of power (The Presidency) and by extension the Federal Capital Territory and its environs. Hence, it is to be noted that the Guards Brigade has always been on high alert in order to effectively execute its assigned tasks.


“It will be recalled that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa OFR had in various fora reiterated the unalloyed commitment of members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the protection and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria. Therefore, the Defence Headquarters strongly condemn this unsubstantiated assertion which is just a figment of imagination of the publisher and enjoins members of the public to disregard it”DHQ stated.


The Defence Headquarters therefore called on relavant security agencies to immediately take appropriate action against the Sahara Reporters for this unpatriotic action. Added that Nigerian Military will seek legal redress on the issue which has the ulterior motive of creating unnecessary tension in the country.

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