Armed Forces of Nigeria have swung into action, mobilising all relevant law enforcement agencies to search for authors of what they called seditious document calling for a military coup against the civilian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement, the Defense Headquarters of the Armed Forces vowed to take appropriate actions on the authors when they are fished out, saying that the army had no hand in it.
The statement which was issued by the Navy Capt. Muhammed Wabi, Deputy Director of Defence Information named the group behind the document as Nigerian Continuity and Progress (NCP).
Captain Muhammed Wabi dissociated the Armed Forces of Nigeria “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.”
Captain Muhammed Wabi said that Nigerian Army are very mindful of its 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.”