Ibrahim Babangida, a former military President of Nigeria, has noted that army officers that plan a coup in the country are stupid soldiers.
The former military head while speaking on Channels TV, added that the mindset of soldiers has changed.
Babangida while speaking said, “I can tell you no that only a stupid soldier will think of a coup d’état because this is outside their head, it is no longer in their psyche.”
“It is no longer acceptable in Africa and in the world generally, so he is intelligent enough to know that if he stages a coup, the country will be ostracised in the world community of nations.”
“There can be an uprising in your own country, so it’s no longer fashionable”.
Recall that the former military head called for reconciliation amidst Nigerians after the civil war and commended initiatives like the National Youth Service Corps and the unity schools created around the nation.
Babangida further stated that the current generation is only interested in moving the Nation forward as a united entity.
“You cannot convince me that this country should break; I wouldn’t talk to you for a long time because I know people died trying to keep the country one, so my generation will insist this country remains one.”
“There are 200 million people in this country and there are some people in my generation and the one after mine, who will always believe in this country and those generations, will move this country towards the required objective”.
Source: Naija News