The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a fictitious interview with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai by a cloned Vanguard newspaper online page by unknown individuals or group with the headline, “Buratai blames Col. Ali’s death on President Buhari, hails Goodluck”, circulating on the Social Media.
This is false and a figment of their imagination resulting from their jaundiced and unjustified hatred of the person of the COAS and the Nigerian Army.
The publication is also a calculated mischief by some unknown individuals designed to achieve some ulterior motives.
The content of that mischievous publication exists only in their imagination. There has never been any time or occasion where the Chief of Army Staff stated that.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Chief of Army Staff could never have said something like that.
He remains absolutely loyal to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He remains resolute in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in our country and no amount of distraction or unwarranted attacks would change that.
While we are making efforts to unravel those behind this publication and decipher their motive and objectives we urge the public to disregard the publication in its entirety.
We would also like to advise the management of Vanguard newspaper of this mischief and for it to formally dissociate itself from the publication.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations