Nigerian Army Debunks Reports of Six Soldiers Secretly Executed in Abuja

The Nigerian army has again debunked news flying rounds on social media urging Nigerians to be wary of enemy of peace that is hiding behind the internet to disrupt the peace in the country. 

According to Military spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa on Tuesday in a telephone interview with SpyeTV, he said the news is malicious and false.

The Army in a post on its official twitter handle also slammed the FAKE NEWS inscription on a news published by newsexpress online media titled; “BREAKING:  Six Soldiers Secretly Executed in Abuja”

The publisher said about Six Nigerian soldiers have been secretly executed in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, after a hasty secret trial at which they were denied legal representation of their choice, a coalition of rights activists and scholars alleged this morning of Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

The news also state that, "The coalition said it was informed of the shocking development by Barr E.R. Okoroafor, an international human rights lawyer, who was allegedly denied the right to defend his client at the secret trial".

"The coalition said in the Executive Summary of an upcoming report, a copy of which was made available to News Express: “We have received with rude shock and deepest dismay the Monday, 25th Jan 2021 secret execution of six Igbo Christian soldiers, attached to the Armory Department of the Nigerian Army, Abacha Barracks in Abuja" the news said. 

According to the news, "The slain Igbo Christian soldiers; namely: Prince Ukwuoma, son of a traditional ruler; Ebube Isaiah, Amos Azubuike, Ekene Ebere, Moses Anyim and Godwin Uchendu were secretly executed under the instruction of now Retired Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, a day before he left office on Tuesday, 26th Jan 2021". 

"This shocking news was disclosed to us by Barr E.R. Okoroafor, an int’l human rights lawyer, who is very conversant with the matter and was also contacted by one of the slain soldiers through his family to defend them in the trumped up charges, executed using hazy and clandestine Military Court Martial" newsexpress said in their publication.

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