Army denies killing of soldiers in Adamawa, hoisting of flag by Boko Haram
The Nigerian Armay on Monday denied reports that Boko Haram terrorists attacked its location in Adamawa and killed five soldiers.
The army said the reports were part of calculated attempts to dissuade and put fear in the minds of returnee internally displaced persons, (IDPs) going back to their liberated communities.
A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Arrmy Public Relations said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a purported story published in a media organization on Friday 13 July 2018 captioned ‘’BOKO HARM KILL 5, HOIST FLAG IN ADAMAWA.’’
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the story is not only untrue but also misleading. Indeed, the Nigerian Army sees the story as a calculated attempt to drag it into mud despite numerous successes recorded against the Boko Haram Terrorists.
“More so, that the large number of civilians populace have returned to their ancestral homes where farming, fishing and other economic activities have commenced.
“While the Nigerian Army would not join issues with the media organization in Yola, certain facts must be reported with dignity.
“It is on record that successes so far achieved in the North East are internationally acknowledged. ‘The Media organization is please advised to retract the story as it is an attempt to erode all the gains the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have so far achieved.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to disregard this publication and go about their lawful activities.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to advised media practitioners to always cross checked their facts before rushing to the press.”