The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, is not dead but hale and hearty.
The Defence Headquarters confirmed while refuting an unfortunate report published by an online news outlet claiming the CDS was dead.
The Defence’s spokesperson, Tukur Gusau, in a statement on Tuesday, described the report as “unfortunate, unethical, and lack credibility.”
Gusau said that General Musa is “alive and hearty”, adding that he has recently returned from an official assignment aboard and has resumed his duties with renewed vigour.
“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,” Gusau stated.
Gusau also noted that 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.