Economic Hardship: Chief of Defence Staff warns coup advocates

Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has warned against advocating for a coup due to economic hardship, emphasizing patience and the superiority of democracy.

He made this known on Thursday while speaking with journalists at the Nigerian Army 6 Division Headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, after commissioning some building projects.

General Musa urged individuals promoting military takeover to cease such statements.

He said, “We do better during democracy and so we will continue to support democracy and any of us that are calling for anything other than democracy are evil people and they don’t mean us well. They should be very careful because the laws will come after them.

“Yes, we can see a lot of things happening in Nigeria. We are going through trying period. In life, nothing is 100%. Everybody goes through trying period but it is what you do with it that matters. And we can see that the government is putting in efforts for it to get better.”

The Chief of Defence Staff had earlier commissioned the newly constructed Entrance Gate and Officers Transit Accommodation at the 6 Division Headquarters.

Protests have occurred in Ogun, Oyo, Kano, Niger and some parts of the country in the last few weeks over the hardship experienced in the country as Nigerians lament food inflation, high cost of living, amongst other harsh living conditions occasioned by the removal of petrol subsidy, forex crisis, amongst others.