13 January 2017
The Nigerian army headquarters has denied reports going round that it plans to attack The Gambia should President Yahya Jammeh fail to leave office.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman on Thursday.
He said the Nigerian army is neither planning an attack on The Gambia or any other country.
“The Nigerian army wishes to dissociate itself from false information of a planned attack on any country that exists only in the figment of the imagination of the medium.
“There was no time or place Nigerian army disclosed such information to the medium. If there is any, we challenge them to name the officer or soldier that gave the information and when,” the statement reads.
Usman continued: “For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigerian army is not planning any attack on any country.
“The publication apart from being false in its entirety, it is unethical and capable of endangering the lives of Nigerians in diaspora.
“The medium is please requested to always clarify such matters affecting national security and diplomatic issues that may endanger the security and lives of Nigerians abroad to avoid such misleading and embarrassing publication,” the statement read in full.
Earlier on Thursday, it was widely reported that the Nigerian army has been directed to attack The Gambia should President Jammeh fail to leave office.
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