Nigerian Army denies constructing RUGA settlement in South East


The 82 Division Nigerian Army has denied 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, acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Major Abubakar Abdullahi said though this inciting broadcast emanates from a source bereft of any credibility whatsoever, there is need however to present the facts clearly for the sake of posterity.

He emphasised that Nigerian Army Engineers are not constructing any Ruga Settlement in any part of Nigeria. Rather, the Engineers are currently constructing a military training facility at Igbo-Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.

Abdullahi said upon completion, the facility will accommodate troops during training and aid to improve their efficiency in protecting law abiding citizens across the South East.

He said any counter narrative aired on the project is a malicious falsehood aimed at inciting the public against the Nigerian Army.

Abdullahi advised members of the public to disregard such untrue and false information emanating from this aforementioned media or any information source.

He said the Nigerian Army remains a credible institution that unites the country and has no place for ethno-religious sentiments and shall continue to carry out their constitutional tasks objectively across the country and remain totally apolitical.

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