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‘Political terrorists’ behind fake news on Buratai – Army

BURUTAI T - ‘Political terrorists’ behind fake news on Buratai – Army
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Nigerian Army has denied an online report about an alleged ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.
An online media platform had reported that the army chief was wounded in an ambush in a unnamed location in the Northeast while on visit to troops in frontlines.
But army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman described the report as untrue, and being circulated by “political terrorists and collaborators”.
He said: “This is not true. The Chief of Army Staff has not been involved in any ambush. In any case, there was no any recently reported ambush against any of our troops anywhere let alone in the North East.
“The public should disregard the ambush story as it is fake. Nothing has happened to the Chief of Army Staff, he is hale and hearty and conducting his official duties diligently.
“We wish to assure you that no amount of mischief or campaign of calumny under any guise will distract the Chief of Army Staff from his determined efforts of leading a responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its Constitutional roles.”
He said troops have continued to deal “decisively” with the terrorists in the Lake Chad area, where over 60 of them have either been captured or neutralised in the last three days.
“The Nigerian Army is also closing up with the political Boko Haram terrorists and their collaborators; they will soon be exposed and the law will take its course against them,” he said.


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