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February 28, 2024

Report of coup scare fake, act of disinformation — FG

Report of coup scare fake, act of disinformation — FG

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Federal Government, yesterday, dismissed a report of a coup scare in the country, saying it was unequivocally false and a heinous act of disinformation.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, who made the position of government known, said the report was the figment of the warped imagination of detractors, whose malicious intent was to destabilise the country and undermine the present administration.

Idris said the government would neither be distracted nor intimidated into abandoning the ongoing reforms aimed at rejuvenating the economy and creating a pathway of prosperity for the citizenry.

He said it was now evident that some desperate individuals had resorted to publishing fake news to erode public trust in the government and sow the seed of discord in the country.

Idris said the government would exercise its rights within the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s laws to contain rogue actions to destabilize national security and the nation’s hard-earned democracy.

He urged the public to exercise discernment and refrain from spreading or amplifying the unfounded report, which was being strategically planted on some pliant and compromised news platforms to subvert the nation’s democracy.