The Nigerian military has declared that it is happy and better under democracy and will not get involved in any act to sabotage the country’s hard-earned democracy.
It therefore described calls by some elements that the should interfere in the nation’s democracy as highly unpatriotic and wicked.
“The military hierarchy detests any attempt by any individual or group to instigate the law abiding military to embark on any unconstitutional change of government in the country,” Director Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau said in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He described such calls as attempts by unpatriotic elements to distract the military from performing its constitutional responsibilities.
“We wish to state unequivocally that the military is happy and better under democracy and will not get involved in any act to sabotage the hard-earned democracy in our country.
“The armed forces under the leadership of Gen. Christopher Musa is determined to ensure its complete subordination to constitutional authority under President Bola Tinubu.
“We will not be distracted from these roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended),” he said.
Gusau added that report being circulated online about welfare issues in the Armed Forces of Nigeria was not true.
He said the leadership of the armed forces has given priority to welfare of its personnel and will continue to do so.