Coup: Military Will Defend Nation’s Democracy At All Costs – Army Chief

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, on Saturday, vowed that the Nigerian military would continue to defend the nation’s democracy no matter the challenges it faces.

Gen. Lagbaja gave the assurance while speaking at the Passing Out Parade of officers of Executive Commission Course One at the Army School of Infantry located in Jaji, Kaduna State.

He said the desire of every Nigerian is a flourishing and uninterrupted constitutional democratic governance which would promote the interest of all well-meaning citizens.

The COAS also warned the officers against indulging in any form of insubordination, stressing that they should remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.

“I, therefore, charge all Nigerian Army personnel to be proud champions of our flourishing democracy and remain apolitical in discharging their constitutional duties.”

Lagbaja’s assertions are coming amid the current tension in the country over the military junta in the Niger Republic.

Niger soldiers, had, seized power from their democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum last week over alleged poor governance.

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