The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed a report that falsely alleged the death of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa.
According to the report, General Musa was said to have died on Monday, November 20, 2023.
However, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the director of defence information, issued a statement on Tuesday, November 21, clarifying that the Defence Chief is alive and in good health.
Gusau also mentioned that the news platform responsible for spreading the false information about General Musa’s death has retracted the story and issued an apology to the CDS, his family, and the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) 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.”