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Press Release

CLARIFICATION ON THE LIBEL ALLEGATION AGAINST THE PREMIUM TIMES

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to erroneous impressions and insinuations on a libel case against the Premium Times to whip up sentiments .  Therefore, we wish to clarify that the issue at hand is purely allegation of libel  in which Premium Times falsely and unjustifiably accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, of false declaration of assets, owning mansions and estates in Dubai and further stated  that he was being investigated by Code of Conduct Bureau for false declaration of assets in their publication of 12th December 2015. Consequently, concerted efforts were made to make Premium Times retract the story and apologize, to no avail. As a law-abiding citizen, he took appropriate legal steps of seeking redress through the courts. Therefore, this case is between the person of  Lieutenant General TY Buratai and the Premium Times and not the Nigerian Army; the issue at hand is libel and not about disclosure of military information by the medium. The case between the Nigerian Army and the Premium Times of jeopardizing military operations, fraudulent obtaining and disclosure of military information that led to deaths and loss of equipment, is still in the offing. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium. Thank you for your kind cooperation. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman Director Army Public Relations
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