Author: Aanu Adegun Updated:  Share on Facebook Send via email – Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff has warned soldiers of involving in politics – The army chief also raises coup alarm – Consequently, the issue has been raised with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo The chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, has warned army officials to stay off politics and politically related activities. The chief said this on Tuesday in a statement issued by the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a brigadier general. “This is to inform the public that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons. On the basis of that, he has warned such persons to desist from these acts.” The army chief warned all officers and soldiers interested in politics to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith The army chief warned all officers and soldiers interested in politics to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith READ ALSO: Blood bath in Ijebu Ode as Imam, wife, 4 children assassinated Premium Times reports that although the spokesperson did not disclose the “political reasons”, but military sources said that the Army was disturbed by rumours of a coup being planned by junior officers. A top military official also told the news outlet that Buratai, had raised the issue with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. It was also reported that the coup rumour was the reason for the postings of top military generals last week.
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