Aftermath the recent coup in Niger Republic, there are plans underground to also unseat Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President of Nigeria.
This piece of news was revealed by the Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) who confirmed that unnamed persons are using the political standoff to overthrow the Nigeria government.
How The Coup Against Tinubu Is Planned
According to reports from the DHQ the proponents of the coup d’état are basing the calls on alleged poor welfare within the Armed Forces.
Why It’s ‘Unpatriotic’ and ‘Wicked’ To Unseat President Tinubu – DHQ
In a statement shared on the twitter account of @DefenceInfoNG, the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, confirmed this and frowned on the call for military intervention in the nation’s Democracy.
The Agency labelled such as ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘wicked’, and an attempt to divert the focus of the Armed Forces from their constitutional duties.
What The DHQ Says On The Underground Plans
The statement in part reads:
“…we detest any attempt by any individual or group to instigate the law abiding Armed Forces of Nigeria to embark on any unconstitutional change of government in our country.
“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 AFN under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff, General CG Musa is determined to ensure complete subordination of the Armed Forces to constitutional authority under His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and will not be distracted from its roles that are well defined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).”
How The Niger Republic Coup Happened
Recall that General Abdourahamane Tchiani overthrew the government of President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic in a military coup on July 26, 2023.
After the military intervention, Tchiani declared himself the head of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland and placed the country’s democratically elected president under house arrest.
Despite calls to revert back to democratic rule in the country by ECOWAS, Gen. Tchiani has refused to compromise and kept all international calls at arms length.
On another note, Niger’s military ruler has only met with Nigeria’s former central bank governor and former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi and some others on Wednesday in an effort to find a lasting solution to the country’s situation.