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FakeNews! Buratai Still In Charge As Chief of Army Staff

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FakeNews! Buratai Still In Charge As Chief of Army Staff

 

The Nigerian army has debunked the news going around on the social media that President Muhammadu Buhari as relieved the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, Lt Gen TY Buratai and replaced him with Lieutenant General LO Adeosun.

 

The Army in a statement signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said “contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General LO Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai.”

 

The statement further stated that Adeosun was only given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General which was formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai.

 

Adeosun was said to have been granted the special promotion by the President, Commander -in – Chief, of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extraordinary feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the counter-insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

 

He still retains his appointment/position as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.

 

Read the full report below…

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SPECIALLY/NEWLY PROMOTED LIEUTENANT GENERAL LO ADEOSUN IS STILL THE CHIEF OF TRAINING & OPERATIONS NIGERIAN ARMY

 

Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General LO Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai.

 

Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion by the President, Commander -in – Chief, of the Armed Forced of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extraordinary feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the counter-insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. He still retains his appointment/position as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.

 

Any contrary information is baseless, fake news and should be disregarded.

 

SAGIR MUSA

Colonel

Acting Director of Army Public Relations

9 July 2019

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