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An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Adamu Garba, has claimed that America is responsible for training over 50,000 coup leaders in Africa.
Garba stated this while advising Nigeria and other member states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against taking military actions on the Niger Republic.
We recalls that on Sunday, a seven-day ultimatum was given to General Abdourahamane Tchiani, the mastermind of the supposed coup in Niger Republic, to return power to Mohammed Bazoom.
The decision formed part of resolutions reached at the emergency meeting of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, which was held in Abuja.
Sharing his thoughts on the situation, Garba posted a video on Twitter of the commander of United States African Command, General Michael E. Langley answering questions on the training of soldiers in Africa.
However, in the video, Langley argued that the number of trained soldiers involved in coups across the continent so far is less than 1 per cent of the 5000 ascertained.
Watch the video below
Garba, however, insisted that the same set of people training soldiers involved in coups are also the ones encouraging Nigeria to take military action against their neighbours.
He wondered if the United States is not also planning a coup in Nigeria.
He wrote, “Listen to him: this is General Michael E. Langley, the commander of United State African Command who openly admitted to U.S congressional committee to training most of the coup leaders in West Africa. Over 50,000 of them already. Just listen.
“Coincidentally, he was the same man that was sent as part of the delegation representing the United States during the Presidential Inauguration of President Tinubu.
“Are these the people that should want our security and peace? Pressuring us to invade our neighbors? How sure are we that they are not already planning the same coup for Nigeria? We should simply ignore them and pursue peace and security with our neighbors.”