By Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Nigeria’s Military High Command today said that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher Musa is alive contrary to rumours in some tabloids that he passed away yesterday.
A statement from Tukur Gusau, (Brigadier General), who is the Director, Defence Information described the information of the death rumour as unfortunate, unethical and lacking 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,” Gusau said.
The spokesman also said the erring online newspaper has since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.