The Nigerian Army has issued a warning to soldiers who may be preparing a coup against President Bola Tinubu's government.
Major General Mohammed Takuti Usman, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army (NA), issued the charge on Wednesday, August 30, stressing that the Nigerian Armed Forces would not tolerate any kind of disloyalty.
Speaking to soldiers at the 35 Artillery Brigade in Alamala, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Usman stressed that their devotion must first be to the President, and then to the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, and Brigade Commander.
The army chief cautioned that there is no room for disloyalty in the Nigerian military, and those who can't remain loyal to the country are free to resign.
According to Lagos local news, the warning comes amid a wave of military coups in African countries, the most recent being Gabon on Wednesday.
Major General Usman, flanked by the Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Mohammed Tajudeen Aminu, stated that while the military authorities are aware of the issues, they are not peculiar to the Brigade Command and that efforts are being made to address them.
The officer charged the soldiers with maintaining strict discipline, loyalty, and the highest level of professionalism at all times.
During his visit, the GOC commissioned a Quarter Guard project at the Barrack, saying that Nigeria would not be a safe place if there were no soldiers.