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Nigerian Army clears Burutai, dismisses allegation of exploitation of soldiers, theft of funds

By News Express on 03/11/2016

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The Nigerian Army has dismissed as fictitious and baseless, allegations of exploitation and stealing leveled against the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, stating that the story, published by an online medium was aimed at bringing the name of the Service Chief to disrepute.

A statement issued on Thursday by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, stated that the “fabricated news story was based on imaginary complaint by a fictitious soldier of the Nigerian Army on an online news medium, naij.com, titled ‘Buratai exploits us, steals our money and throw us away – Nigerian soldiers’.”

The Army Spokesman said that the allegations were so generalised without any specifics. And that  because it was a deliberate hatchet man’s job, they failed to state basic information about when, where and how the fictitious soldier was shortchanged and the steps taken before going to the press.

According to Col. Usman, “Over time, the medium was fond of such publications without giving the Nigerian Army the benefit of doubt.

“In the write up, the medium made all manner of absurd allegations using most uncivilized language. This is wrong and unethical and goes contrary to all known ethics of the journalism profession.

“It is imperative to unequivocally state that all the contents of that news piece were far from the truth. The Nigerian Army and the Chief of Army Staff take pride in the comfort and general well being of troops wherever they might be. It is therefore very wicked and unimaginable for anyone to allege otherwise. The Chief of Army Staff since assumption of command on 15th July 2015 has made probity and accountability his hallmark and has left no one in doubt on transparency and accountability and would not tolerate anyone doing otherwise.

“In their efforts to smear the Nigerian Army and Lieutenant General Buratai, they failed to take into account that the Nigerian Army does not have a hand in the release of funds for payment of allowances and remunerations of troops on Peacekeeping Operations, and as such, the situation they were talking about does not even arise.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ministry of Defence through the Defence Headquarters is responsible for foreign operations and troops allowances are paid according to availability of funds and schedule of payment given by the Defence Headquarters. The last one received has been credited into the respective troops accounts.

“Therefore, Nigerian Army troops on various peacekeeping and other operations have to the best of our knowledge been paid up to date as released by Ministry of Defence through the Defence Headquarters.

“We want to assure the general public that the Nigerian Army will remain focused and never to be distracted from its noble cause of defending and securing the country from all forms of criminality.”

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2016 10:00:48 PM

 

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