The Nigeria defence headquarters says there is no confirmation of a coup plot.
Last week, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, issued a statement warning army officers to desist from hobnobbing with politicians. “some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons“, he has warned such persons to desist from these acts
He said he had information that some officers were meeting with politicians for “undisclosed reasons”.
This fuelled speculation that a coup d’ etat was imminent.
But speaking with journalists on Wednesday, John Enenche, spokesman of the DHQ, said there was no confirmation that a coup plot was being hatched.
“It is pertinent to state that if there are signs of actions that point to likely breaches of military code of conduct as it were, professionally, it is a command responsibility to caution officers and men on routine basis to conform to ethics of the military,” he said.
“Officers and men are cautioned to exercise command and control by appropriate superior authorities through commanders at various levels.
“This is to prevent members of the armed forces from derailing from their core focus of total dedication to their oath of allegiance.
“Cautions or warnings are issued with investigations following.”