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Army reveals decision on military coup due to hardship

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Army reveals decision on military coup due to hardship

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has warned against advocating for a coup due to economic hardship, emphasizing patience and the superiority of democracy.

He made this known on Thursday while speaking with journalists at the Nigerian Army 6 Division Headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, after commissioning some building projects.

General Musa urged individuals promoting military takeover to cease such statements.

The Chief of Defence Staff had earlier commissioned the newly constructed Entrance Gate and Officers Transit Accommodation at the 6 Division Headquarters.

Protests have erupted in Ogun, Oyo, Kano, Niger and other parts of the country over economic hardship being experienced in the country.

Nigerians took to the streets to complain about food inflation, high cost of living, increase in transportation fares, rents, amongst other harsh realities accustomed by the removal of petrol subsidy, forex crisis, amongst others.

While admitting that the country was experiencing some challenges, he said coup calls were improper because nations achieve more and develops faster under a democracy.

“Whoever is making that call (coup) does not love Nigeria. We want to make it very clear that the Armed Forces of Nigeria are here to protect democracy. We all want democracy and we do better under democracy. And so we will continue to support democracy. And any of those ones that are calling for anything other than Democracy are evil people and I think they don’t mean well for Nigeria.

“They should be very careful because the law will come after them. We can see that with democracy a lot of things are happening in Nigeria. Yes we are going through trying periods, I mean in life nothing is hundred percent.,” he said.

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