Online publication on Coup is malicious, says Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters said that a story   credited to Army spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu that was published by an online newspaper Naija News House  to the effect that the Nigeria military is warning politicians and officers against a coup is malicious , misleading and manipulated to discredit the military .

Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko who stated this in a statement said  “the publication is a handiwork of mischief makers and enemies of the state.”

He also said that “it is a deliberate and calculated attempt to mislead the general public aimed  at causing disharmony in the polity.”

According to him, “the online newspaper manipulated with the intent of disinformation a previous message released in May 2021 by the then Director Defence Information who is the current Army spokesperson. It is a malicious attempt to bring the military to disrepute. It is obvious that the online newspaper has it’s own sinister intention to cause confusion.”

“The Military High Command hereby warns all mischief makers and their proxies not  to draw the military into their engagements. 

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria remains apolitical and would not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons that want to tarnish its image or draw it into partisan politics.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria remains loyal to President  Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces -President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR and also sworn to defend our democracy as well the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , he added.