“Chief Of Defence Staff Is Alive, Hearty”—DHQ Debunks Death Rumour

By Damilare Adeleye

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has refuted a report that General Christopher Musa, Chief of Defence Staff, has passed away.

On Tuesday a report has emerged claiming that the Defence Chief had died.

However, the DHQ, in a statement on Tuesday by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director of Defence Information, said the Defence Chief is well and alive.

It said: “The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an unfortunate publication by an online news paper alleging that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa passed away yesterday. The report is unfortunate, unethical and lack 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 have since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“You are please requested to use your medium to inform the general public. Thank you for your usual cooperation.”