Coup Rumour: Stay Away From Politics, Buratai Warns Army

Coup Rumour: Stay Away From Politics, Buratai Warns Army

The Chief Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has warned officers and soldiers of the army to steer clear of politics or have themselves to blame.

Buratai  advised military personnel, who were interested in politics, “to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith.”

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday that the warning followed information received by Buratai that “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons.”

“On the basis of that, the army chief, has warned such persons to desist from these acts.

“He also reminded them that Nigerian army is a thorough professional, disciplined, loyal and apolitical institution that has clear constitutional roles and responsibilities.

“Any officer or soldier of Nigerian Army found to be hobnobbing with such elements or engaged in unprofessional conducts such as politicking would have himself or herself to blame.”

Usman further quoted Buratai as restating that the Nigerian army would remain apolitical and respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.



  1. The question is; Is Nigeria truly ripe for democracy as it’s being practiced in advanced nations ?
    Does Nigeria need military decrees to address this issue of public fund looters who are apparently above the law ?
    Are some arms of government preventing the genuine development of Nigeria by their dogy activities and racketeering ?
    At any rate, Nigeria just need to move forward and develop
    Any stumbling block needs to be removed

  2. If the NASS puts itself as a stumbling block against the fight against corruption going by the disdain at which its head looks at the anti-corruption fight and a drastic action needs to be taken to remove the stumbling block, so be it.

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