May 4, 2021
The Army has dismissed online reports on the alleged killing of Igbo senior officers in Fulani conspiracy as baseless and failed attempt to sow seed of discord in the Service.
It said there is nothing like Fulani agenda in the Army.
Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, described the authors of the report as enemies of peace, adding they are deploying their rhetorics against the sovereignty of the nation.
According to the Army: “For the umpteenth time the callous and cowardly enemies of Nigeria’s peace and unity are at their worst moments of divisive and subversive rhetorics against the formidable sovereignty of our beloved nation and its patriotic Nigerian Army.
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publication anchored by the online medium Opera News Official at https://stories. 6chcdn.feednews.com with the heading “Secret Fulani Plan Unveiled – THE COMPROMISED ARMY CHIEF.”
“Ordinarily, the Nigerian Army would have ignored this illogical and pathetic narrative especially as it continues to record tremendous successes in its on-going operations nation-wide under the able leadership of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. Nevertheless, for the benefit and awareness of our peace loving and patriotic citizens whom the Nigerian Army owe a duty”.
It added, “Part of the poorly scripted article stated that “Last week, two Igbo officers, Lt Col Okeke and Lt Col Ajah alongside 44 others, predominantly Southern and Middle Belt Christian officers lost their lives in a conspiracy hatched by Fulani senior officers.”