No Place for Coups


Rumpled Nigerian flag

By Rafiq Raji

Today’s Nigeria is very different from that of the 1980s and 1990s. Any coup attempt will fail. So those who might be contemplating one against the Muhammadu Buhari administration are forewarned. There might actually not be a country for them to govern in the event they choose to act so foolishly. Former military generals from across the country have being vociferous in their condemnation of any such plot. Curiously, their Northern contemporaries have been relatively silent. True, their brethren in active service, chief of army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, was the one who “blew the whistle”. They must join their voices to his nonetheless. Since the information that some politicians (I suspect of northern extraction) were plotting with some military officers to topple the government broke, the army leadership has made overt and covert…

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