The Nigerian Army has dismissed as untrue, dangerous and an abomination allegation that it is seeking to overthrow the government.
Reacting to a statement by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF, that some members of the army approached it for support to take over government, the army said such allegation is capable of distracting it in its efforts to end insurgency and other criminal activities in the country.
In a statement issued by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the army distanced itself and said its men will never contemplate seizing power from a duly elected civilian government.
“We would like state in clear terms that that we are a product of democracy and a focused professional institution and would have nothing to do with such abomination and heinous crime.
“We wish to state further that the NA is the greatest beneficiary of democracy and therefore cannot ever contemplate any anti-democratic misadventure, certainly not under the command of the present Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
“We wish to further assure Nigerians and indeed all peace loving people that the Nigerian Army and indeed its personnel will never be involved in such terrible misadventure,” the statement read.
It added that it is investigating those behind the allegation with the intention of bringing them to justice no matter how long it takes.