In an attempt to checkmate activities of some of its men in the rumoured plan of a coup, the Military has started monitoring telephone conversations and text messages of officers and soldiers.
has been beefed up in all military formations and barracks , with a
warning to all serving officers and personnel including members
of their families to mind the company they keep.
and soldiers under 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, yesterday,
during the Interdenominational church Service at Saint Charles Lwanga
Catholic Church in Ikeja Cantonment., to mark this year’s Nigerian Army
Day celebration, its General Officer Commanding, Major-General Isidore
Edet, urged them to guard their utterances.
He said “ The Chief of Army
Staff, COAS wants us to remind ourselves that at this critical point in
our national life and especially in Lagos and the Military where there
are rumours of coup, whether they are perceived or real, that as
soldiers we should be very careful of the company we keep.
”What we need
to do as soldiers is to be on the guard, to be watchful of the people
that go in and out of the barracks, our mammy markets and places where
We should be careful of what we hear them say by listening
attentively so that we can pick what they are saying or planning because
when those people want to do this things they come into the barracks
and try to incite the barracks community on things that are happening in
the country, with words like:
‘’Don’t you think you should do
‘’Maybe they buy you drinks and fish and while you drink
and eat with them, they start a conversation.
Report such people so that
you do not say I didn’t know at the end. “Mind what you say and the
company you keep.
Your telephone conversation is something you should be
very careful about because whatever you say or heard are being
Whatever you send through the medium is being intercepted and
collated so be careful”, he stated , informing that the alleged planed
coup was being investigated.