Army Chief, Buratai Warns Soldiers To Stay Off Politics As Rumors Of Military Coup Spread In Nigeria

Published 2 years ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 10:41 AM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)

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In an official statement issued by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a brigadier general on Tuesday, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has given a stern warning to army officials to stay off politics and politically related activities.
Buratai said;
“This is to inform the public that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons. On the basis of that, he has warned such persons to desist from these acts.”

Although Usman did not disclose the
“political reasons”
, but military sources reevaled that the Army hierarchy was disturbed by rumours of a coup being planned by junior officers.
While speaking to a correspondent, a top military official said that Buratai, a lieutenant general, had even raised the issue with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and promised to nip it in the bud.
The concern may have informed Buratai’s decision to reshuffle the postings of top military generals last week.
The rumours worsened following President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent sickness that saw him travelling to London for further treatment, weeks after he spent over 50 days in London for medical reasons. Like in his previous trip, the president wrote the National Assembly transferring powers to his deputy, Osinbajo.
On Tuesday, the army chief warned all officers and soldiers interested in politics to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith
“Any officer or soldier of Nigerian Army found to be hobnobbing with such elements or engaged in unprofessional conducts such as politicking would have himself or herself to blame,”
the army spokesperson said.
Usman reiterated that the Nigerian Army will remain apolitical and respect the Nigerian constitution at all times.

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HUMANresurce at 11:24 AM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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osarobo62 at 11:27 AM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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a military coup will more uniformed illiterates in power. They have done enough damage.
Jeonleon at 12:16 PM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Please, we don't need a military govt. We don't want any coup. Although, such talk goes a long way in showing the dissatisfaction people have for this present administration. We've never had such talk in the past 18yrs......
schmit at 12:47 PM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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christianity at 01:53 PM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Na una sabi
morgan1 at 03:06 PM, 17/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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How e take concern me???
Larry28 at 05:14 PM, 18/05/2017 (2 years ago)
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Una don hear


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