By Sumaila Ogbaje
The Defence Headquarters has refuted a newspaper report circulating false information about the demise of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa.
The report, published by a national daily on Tuesday, was promptly dismissed by the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau.
In an official statement released on Tuesday in Abuja, Brig.-Gen. Gusau characterised the newspaper report as “unfortunate, unethical, and lacking in credibility.”
He clarified that Gen. CG Musa is alive and well, countering the misinformation with a statement to set the record straight.
Highlighting the resilience of the Chief of Defence Staff, Brig.-Gen. Gusau shared that Gen. CG Musa had recently returned from an official assignment outside the country and has resumed his duties with renewed vigor.
The Defence Headquarters reaffirmed the CDS’s commitment to his leadership role, aiming to propel the Armed Forces of Nigeria forward.
In response to the erroneous report, several newspapers have issued retractions and offered unreserved apologies to Gen. CG Musa, his family, and the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of accurate and responsible journalism, particularly when dealing with sensitive matters concerning public figures and national security. (NAN) www.nannews.ng
Edited by Maharazu Ahmed