Army Denies Blockage Of COAS’ Convoy By Christian Organisation

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The Nigerian army has dismissed media reports which disclosed that the convoy of Chief of Army Staff, General T.Y. Buratai was blocked by some protesters.

In a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director, Army Public Relations, the Nigerian army has noted with dismay the campaign of calumny embarked upon by some individuals obviously sponsored by some faceless unscrupulous elements in the social media.

Usman stated that one of such is a story on the Newsrescue.com, which alleged that the Chief of Army Staff’s convoy was blocked yesterday in Abuja by a Christian organisation.

“This is not true and is also a figment of the imagination of the persons behind the brazen lies.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Chief of Army Staff has not stepped out of military environment from Friday, 12th February till yesterday , Monday 15th February 2016, let alone having such imaginary blockade.

“From the foregoing, it is very clear that whoever is behind the fabricated story is an enemy of peace and was not only determined to tarnish the good name and reputation of the Chief of Army Staff, but wanted religious war in this country.

“Consequently, the public are hereby informed that the alleged blockade story is not true, as it never occurred.

“We also wish to inform Newsrescue.com to as a matter of urgency refute the story immediately on its website. They should also tender an unreserved apology to the public and the Chief of Army Staff in five national dailies latest by tomorrow morning. Failure to do so will lead to legal action against the medium,” Col Sani Usman Kukasheka stated.

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