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Army dismisses US reports doubting capacity against terror

16 January 2015, 08:07Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The military slammed reports by a leading United States news agency suggesting the army was disorganised and under-equipped to thwart terror.

In a statement, the military said the orchestrated blackmail propaganda by entrenched interests as illustrated by the ultra-biased report would not deter it.

“The Federal Government and the Military Leadership are concerned, committed and focused on the ongoing fight against terror," Director of Defense Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement.

He said the alleged orchestrated blackmail propaganda by entrenched interests as clearly illustrated by the ultra-biased report would not deter the military.

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"If it is true that a Nigerian soldier will willfully go against the rules by speaking without due authorization and misinform the foreign media, then it indicates how deeply committed and how far the interest of these enemies of Nigeria and humanity have gone in trying to undermine and destroy the Military,” the statement read.

It added that the motive of the report should be of concern to all patriots and Nigeria’s well wishers.

“The motive of this satanic CNN report should be of concern to all patriots and Nigeria’s well wishers. We believe that appropriate security agencies will also work on the root of this blackmail against the nation. The fight is not for the Military alone.”

It has been reported previously the army lacked motivation and under-equipped hence the ongoing attacks by the Boko Haram sect.

Thousands have died from the terror and scores more displaced.

- CAJ News


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