Defence Headquarters Disband Coup Rumour

Urges security agencies to instantly take suitable measures against the Sahara Reporters for the unpatriotic action.
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The Defence headquarters, DHQ, on Monday, February 26, refuted the statement by an online media outfit asserting that the Presidential Guards Brigade has been put on high alert over some wary movements around the seat of power, indicating fears of a coup plot.

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

In a statement by Brigadier Gen Tukur Gusau, Acting Director of Defence Information, the Defence Headquarters wishes to unquestionably note that the accusations are totally untrue.

Tukur noted that for the avoidance of doubt, the Guards Brigade has been statutorily entrusted with the authority of safeguarding the seat of power (The Presidency) and by extension the Federal Capital Territory and its environs, and it is to be noted that the Guards Brigade has always been on high alert in order to successfully carry out it's assigned duty.

Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa had in various meetings affirmed the unalloyed dedication of the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the protection and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria.

The Defence Headquarters strongly criticize this unsubstantiated submission which is just a figment of the imagination of the publisher, and enjoins members of the public to disregard it.

The Defence Headquarters also urges security agencies to instantly take suitable measures against the Sahara Reporters for this unpatriotic action. 

However, the Defence Headquarters will seek legal redress on the issue which has the ulterior motive of creating irrelevant tension in the country.

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