A story stating that General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023, has been refuted by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ).
General Musa is well and has just returned from an official duty outside the nation, according to a statement released by the DHQ on Tuesday.
According to the DHQ statement, which was signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director of Defence Information, the story regarding the purported death of the CDS is untrue, regrettable, and untrustworthy.
Gusau further stated that the website that had previously reported on General Musa’s passing had since taken down the article and expressed regret to the CDS, his family, and the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an unfortunate publication by an online newspaper alleging that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa passed away yesterday.
“The report is unfortunate, unethical and lacks credibility.
“To put the records straight the CDS, General CG Musa is alive and hearty. The Chief of Defence Staff who just returned from an official assignment outside the country has resumed work with more vigour to continue with his uncommon leadership style to prosper the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“The online newspaper has since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”
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