The Nigerian Army has debunked a report in the social media that the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Tukur Buratai, was injured in a purported ambush by Boko Haram terrorists at an undisclosed location in the North-East while on his way to visit troops.
Stressing that the Army chief was not a victim of any ambush, the Army spokesman, Sani Usman, held in a statement issued on Saturday that there was no ambush against soldiers anywhere else let alone in the North-East. He advised members of the public to “disregard the ambush story as it is fake”.
The statement reads, “Nothing has happened to the Chief of Army Staff, he is hale and hearty and conducting his official duties diligently. The gallant troops are currently dealing decisive blows on the Boko Haram Terrorists in the Lake Chad area. Over 60 of the terrorists have either been captured or neutralised in the last 3 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.
“We wish to use this opportunity to thank the teeming Nigerians that called and showed concern over this unfortunate fake news. 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.”