CLARIFICATION ON THE LIBEL ALLEGATION AGAINST THE PREMIUM TIMES

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to erroneous
impressions and insinuations on a libel case against the Premium Times
to whip up sentiments .

Therefore, we wish to clarify that the
issue at hand is purely allegation of libel  in which Premium Times
falsely and unjustifiably accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant
General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, of false declaration of assets, owning
mansions and estates in Dubai and further stated  that he was being
investigated by Code of Conduct Bureau for false declaration of assets
in their publication of 12th December 2015.

Consequently,
concerted efforts were made to make Premium Times retract the story and
apologize, to no avail. As a law-abiding citizen, he took appropriate
legal steps of seeking redress through the courts.

Therefore,
this case is between the person of  Lieutenant General TY Buratai and
the Premium Times and not the Nigerian Army; the issue at hand is libel
and not about disclosure of military information by the medium.

The
case between the Nigerian Army and the Premium Times of jeopardizing
military operations, fraudulent obtaining and disclosure of military
information that led to deaths and loss of equipment, is still in the
offing.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations
PRNigeria
encourages institutions to be transparent in their information
management as it provides news items from authoritative sources for free
use by the media

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