The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has urged Nigerians to exercise no fears over military coup in the country.
Musa stated that, despite the experience of coups in other countries around Nigeria, Nigerian should not fear, that the Armed Forces are here to protect democracy and ensure that democracy thrives.
The military Chief also assured Nigerians of adequate security in the country.
He gave this assurance during his first official visit to the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He said: “I actually came around starting from Imo State I went to Bayelsa, now in Rivers State all through to try and encourage the troops to continue to do more and to remain professional.
“We want Nigerians to be assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is here for them, we are here to protect them; we are here to protect democracy and ensure that democracy thrives.
“They should exercise no fear; we have had a number of coups in countries around Nigeria – we had Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
“I know there were a lot of apprehensions, I want to assure everyone that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is dedicated, is committed in ensuring, in securing, supporting and standing by democracy.”