Nigerian Army rebuts reports of killing of 5 soldiers in Borno
Colonel Ado Isa, the Army Deputy Director Public Relations, who made the rebuttal in a statement released in Maiduguri on Tuesday described the report as “fake and misleading,” cautioned against unverified claims and reports capable of undermining the counter-insurgency campaign.
“Contrary to the rumours making the rounds, nobody was attacked on that on Monday as the road was cleared for the maiden visitation of the Chief of Army Staff who visited troops of Special Army Super Camp Ngamdu.
“To this end, the Nigerian Army wishes to unequivocally state that the claims contained in the disjointed reports on Nigerian Army troops are nothing but fake, malicious and frivolous,” he said.
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The army deputy director public relations said the news reports were aimed at causing unnecessary tension and instilling fear in the people.
“We, therefore, request the general public to disregard them in their entirety,” he added.