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Army denies report of troops protest

The Nigerian Army has denied a report that troops on Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in Alargarno Forest in Borno State staged a protest against their…

The Nigerian Army has denied a report that troops on Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in Alargarno Forest in Borno State staged a protest against their General Officer Commanding (GOC).
Daily Trust on Sunday had reported that the troops were angry over the short supply of food and water at their location in Alargarno.
In a press release yesterday, the spokesman of the Army, Colonel Sani Usman said: “While acknowledging that indeed troops that captured the strategic forest of Alagarno  experienced some logistics problem  that include water shortage due to unforeseen circumstances, which is normal in a war situation, it is not true that the troops protested.
“If Alagarno is truly inaccessible, how did the gallant troops rout out the Boko Haram terrorists in the forest? The concoction of this story and the release of yet another video by some remnants of Boko Haram terrorists could be more than mere coincidence. For the avoidance of doubt, the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brigadier General V.O. Ezugwu indeed visited the troops and also supplied water to them.”
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army wishes to request the retraction of this story by the paper and also enjoin reporters to always crosscheck their facts before filing their stories’’, he added.
 

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