Military alleges campaign of calumny


By Ndahi Marama

Maiduguri—The Defence Ministry has cautioned the public not to align with those sponsoring a campaign of calumny against the leadership of the Nigerian Army in its fight against Boko Haram.

Spokesman of the Defence Minister, Col. Tukur Gusau, said the campaign was aimed at smearing the name and rubbishing the efforts of the Federal Government at fighting Boko Haram.

Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai looks on at the headquaters of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State in northcentral Nigeria, on October 4, 2017.
The United Kingdom is providing expert training to the Nigerian military in helping to develop the skills necessary to tackle the terror threat of Boko Haram in North East Nigeria. Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency began in 2009 and has killed at least 20,000 and forced more than 2.6 million from their homes. / AFP

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