- The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has refuted media reports claiming the death of Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa
- Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the director of defence information, released a statement on Tuesday, November 21, asserting that General Musa is alive and well
- General Gusau criticised the report as unfortunate, unethical, and lacking credibility, revealing that the online newspaper responsible for the rumour has retracted it and apologised
FCT, Abuja - The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked a media report claiming that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has died.
A report had claimed the Defence Chief had passed away.
However, in a statement released by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the director of defence information, on Tuesday, November 21, the DHQ said the Defence Chief is well and alive.
General Gusau said the report is unfortunate, unethical and lacks credibility.
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"To put the records straight, the CDS, General CG Musa, is alive and hearty. The Chief of Defence Staff, who just returned from an official assignment outside the country, has resumed work with more vigour to continue with his uncommon leadership style to prosper the Armed Forces of Nigeria," the statement partly read.
Christopher Musa's rumoured death: Newspaper apologises
General Gusau said the online newspaper that reported the rumoured death has since retracted it.
The defence spokesman added that the newspaper offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Peter Obi reacts as Army loses 36 soldiers in Niger ambush
In other news, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, reacted to the death of 36 Nigerian soldiers killed by armed gangs during an ambush around Kundu village in the Shiroro local government area in Niger state on Monday, August 14.
In a post on his Twitter Page on Thursday, August 17, Obi expressed deep pain over the unfortunate incident and urged the federal government headed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to work on strengthening the country's security.
"The report of the death of 36 soldiers who were killed in a terrorist ambush in Niger state is both devastating and depressing," Obi said.
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