Abuja - The Nigerian Army has rejected online
reports suggesting three soldiers had been killed owing to tribal divisions
within the Army Barracks 82 Division Enugu.
Reports suggested the soldiers had been killed after an
altercation in an unnamed barracks in 82 Division over nomination for
peacekeeping operations, which led to exchange of gunfire.
“Apart from obvious flaws and inconsistency in the
narration, the Nigerian Army wishes to emphatically state that no such incident
occurred anywhere in the Nigerian Army, let alone 82 Division,” Sani Kukasheka
Usman, Army spokesperson, said.
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“In fact, the alleged reported incident existed only in
the obviously negatively skewed minds of the authors of such fabrication.”
The general public has therefore been requested to
discountenance the false story of Eastern Radio, said to be a secessionist
“We would like to inform the public that the 82 Division
Nigerian Army is intact in all its locations and deployments, same goes for all
the various formations, units, cantonments and barracks of the Nigerian Army,”
“It is therefore very imperative at this point
to warn all those mischief makers to desist from these unpatriotic and
obviously subversive acts in any guise,” added Usman.
- CAJ News