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BREAKING: DHQ warns Nigerian Soldiers against mutiny

The Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian Army has warned Soldiers and officers not to get involve in mutiny or stage a revolt against constituted civil authorities.

The DHQ restated that all officers and men of the Nigerian Military swore to an oath of allegiance to be totally loyal to the civil authority of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and protect the constitution.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who issued this warning in a statement, noted that the oath of allegiance translates to unalloyed loyalty to the President and Commander in Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces and full subordination to the civil authorities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to the statement, “the attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a publication in one of the national Newspapers, captioned ‘Nigeria Needs a Rawlings Now – NDP.”


“In this publication, the National Chairman of National Democratic Party (NDP), Chidi Chukwuanyi, says ‘the state of corruption in the country calls for the replication of the Ghanian experience under former President Jerry Rawlings in Nigeria.”

While the Defence Headquarters does not wish to join issues in anyway, it is instructive to observe that this unguided utterance targeted at the Nigerian Military is inciting and instigative”.

General Enenche said that what Chidi Chukwuanyi is calling for is a combination of unpopular acts of insurrection and mutiny, which cannot be taken for granted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“All officers and men of the Nigerian Military swore to an oath of allegiance to be totally loyal to the civil authority of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and protect the constitution. This translates to unalloyed loyalty to the President Commander in Chief and full subordination to the civil authorities of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

He also said the Military is an organization of highly trained men and women who would not let be misguided by any individual or group.

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