Nigerian Army reacts to controversial report about secret execution of six soldiers

Nigerian Army reacts to controversial report about secret execution of six soldiers

- The Nigerian Army has notified citizens about an unsubstantiated report against the military

- The army flagged the report via its Twitter handle on Tuesday, February 2

- Some Nigerians who seem displeased about the issue have asked the military to prosecute those behind the report

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The Nigerian Army has discredited a report which claimed that six soldiers were secretly executed by the military in Abuja.

The said report dated February 2, 2021, was published on a platform known as News Express.

The controversial news story contained pictures of four of the men alleged to have been among those executed.

Nigerian Army reacts to reports of secret execution of six soldiers in Abuja
Service chiefs on an operational visit to Headquarters, command and control centre Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri. Photo: @HQNigerianArmy
Source: Twitter

However, the army on its official Twitter handle described the report as fake news.

However, some Nigerians who reacted to the disclaimer urged the Nigerian Army to take steps by ensuring the perpetrators of the report face justice.

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Read some comments on the issue below:

@ErunOkim said:

"Don't just come out and write fake news! Hold a press briefing with all six for the world to see, then sue the blog."

@stPaul51901553 stated:

''Not enough to do mere disclaimers. Seek out the perpetrators and have them face what they posted about the soldiers for lack of patriotism.''

The same suggestion was given by another Twitter @BA7_3AN, who called for the people behind the fake report to be dealt with.

Meanwhile, a video trending on Twitter has shown the emotional moment the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin got to his family home after his retirement from the Nigerian Armed Forces.

In the video shared by one Deji Adesogan, the ex-CDS was seen coming out of his official vehicle to the warm embrace of his wife and other family members who were singing and thanking God for a successful retirement.

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An emotional Olonisakin also danced along with his family members and waved his hands high as the tunes played by a trumpeter got louder.

In another news, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has criticised Nigerians calling for the probe of the country's immediate-past service chiefs.

He described people making the call as unpatriotic.

Source: Legit

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