We’re not constructing Ruga settlement in S/East – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday urged members of the public to disregard media reports that it was constructing Ruga settlement in the southeast.

It said, “The 82 Division Nigerian Army has noted with utmost concern, a baseless allegation aired through an outlawed online radio that the Division of the Nigerian Army is currently constructing a Ruga Settlement at Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.”

In a statement on Wednesday by Major Abubakar Abdullahi, acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, warned members of the public to disregard such untrue and false information emanating from some quarters.

According to him, the Nigerian Army remains a credible institution that unites the country and has no place for ethno-religious sentiments.

He said, the army will continue to carry out its constitutional tasks objectively across the country and remain totally apolitical.

According to him, the Nigerian Army Engineers are not constructing any Ruga settlement in any part of Nigeria.

He said they are rather constructing a military training facility at Igbo-Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.

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” Upon completion, the facility will accommodate troops during training and aid to improve their efficiency in protecting law abiding citizens across the South East,” the statement added.

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