Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti, who is nominated for a Grammy, has pushed the federal government and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to act decisively against the military in order to prevent a coup.

The controversial musician was responding to the taunts sent towards the Governor by some soldiers who have not yet been named, for detaining one of their comrades for a traffic infraction.

He pointed out that politicians would likewise be negatively impacted if the military’s excesses are not restrained.

In addition, Kuti made fun of the troops for allegedly threatening to “humiliate” social media personality VeryDarkMan for supporting Sanwo-Olu’s stance and claiming that the military only intimidates citizens while running away from terrorist attack.

The artist revealed the following while interacting with fans on Instagram Live: “I didn’t want to speak on this very matter but when I opened my Instagram this morning, I saw a video of one of the unruly soldiers threatening to humiliate VeryDarkMan for making comment on Sanwo-Olu’s arrest of one of their colleagues. Imagine, in a free country.

“Sanwo-Olu and co, you people don’t understand anything. You think you [politicians] are protected from this [military] boys? Have you forgotten what military coup is? If you guys don’t do your job now, stamp down on this impunity in the armed forces, keep them to their barracks, treat their f*ckups anytime they f*ck up… If any soldier misbehave, make sure the commandant of the barrack he is attached to is removed.

“If you don’t treat them like that, do you think it is only Fela’s family they will kill? You don’t understand as the government claimed that it was unknown soldiers that killed my grandmother, Fumilayo Kuti… They killed my grandmother, threw her from the window because they were acting based on government order.

“The government protected all of them saying they were unknown soldiers. Now, they are threatening you, Governor. The table has turned from civilians now, they’re now threatening politicians too.

“Now, let me address the soldier that was threatening VeryDarkMan. I, Seun, is telling you guys that if you do anything to VDM, you guys too won’t have peace. It’s only for civilians that you can show your power, but when it comes to Boko Haram, you run away. If Boko Haram open fire, you beg Nigerians; civilians to support you in your fight against terrorists.”

Video link:

Please don’t forget to “Allow the notification” so you will be the first to get our gist when we publish it. 
Drop your comment in the section below, and don’t forget to share the post.