The Defence Headquarters has dissociated the Nigerian military from a document calling for the overthrow of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Deputy Director of Defence Information, Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, accused a group, “Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP)’’ as being behind the document.
In a statement on Tuesday, Wabi alleged that the document called for the setting up of an “interim government’’ in place of the elected government.
The statement partly reads, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) wishes to dissociate itself from the rascality and intentions as espoused in a document being circulated by a faceless group named Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP) calling for support of a revolution to oust the current democratically elected government and in its place establish an illegitimate interim government.
“The AFN outrightly condemns the undemocratic and demonic actions of the author of the document.
“Accordingly, members of the public are enjoined to discountenance the content of the documents being circulated by NCP and equally condemned in totality, the call to derail our hard earned democracy.”
Wabi said the armed forces were very mindful of their constitutional responsibilities and would not be misled into any act that would undermine democracy as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“The AFN remains unflinchingly loyal to the Constitution, as well as President Muhammadu Buhari and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the statement added.
It said all relevant law enforcement agencies had been advised to unravel those behind the seditious document for appropriate actions.