The Defence Headquarters has debunked reports that Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Christopher Musa, has died.
Newspot recalls that an online newspaper (not Newspot) earlier reported the death of defence chief.
But a statement signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director, Defence Information, described the reports as unfortunate, unethical and false.
“The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an unfortunate publication by an online news paper alleging that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa passed away yesterday. The report is unfortunate, unethical and lack 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.
“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,” the statement said.