Coup rumour baseless – CDS



Coup rumour baseless – CDS

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has dismissed reports that military personnel are planning to undertake a coup and overthrow the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Speaking on Friday at a virtual media chat tagged ‘Open Ears Dialogue’, Irabor said the Defence headquarters will continued to educate its personnel over the evils of coups.


He said: “The armed forces of Nigeria have nothing whatsoever to do with anything that has to do with coup. We have learned our lessons over the years and we have come to our conclusion that coups will do us more harm than good.

“And so this is what the leadership of the armed forces is passing down the chain, and educating everyone under our command that there is no reason whatsoever for anyone to contemplate that.”

He also warned against politicians drawing military personnel into political matters.

Irabor maintained that the Defence leadership has also made their views against coups known.

“And in the same vein, the leadership of the armed forces is also telling politicians to leave us alone, do not mix us up with issues that have to do with politics and do not use political inclinations and persuasions to want to lure anybody from the armed forces into the idea of having to undertake coups and all,” he said.