The Nigeria Defence Headquarters has refuted the report of the demise of Chief Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa.
The Defence Headquarters described the report as “unfortunate, unethical and lack credibility.”
This was made known in a statement signed by the Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau.
Brigadier General Tukur affirmed that the “CDS, General CG Musa is alive and hearty.”
Tukur said, “The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an unfortunate publication by an online newspaper alleging that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa passed away yesterday. The report is unfortunate, unethical and lacks credibility.
“To put the records straight the CDS, General CG Musa is alive and hearty. The Chief of Defence Staff who just returned from an official assignment outside the country has resumed work with more vigour to continue with his uncommon leadership style to prosper the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
According to the Defence Spokesman, “The online newspaper has since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”