The Nigeria Army has revealed what the ongoing construction in Igbo- Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas of Enugu State is meant for while reacting to the allegation that the force is building Ruga Settlement at the location.
According to a statement released on Wednesday by its Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the Military Force is constructing a military training facility at Igbo- Etiti Community. Therefore, all allegations that the force is building Ruga Settlement are false.
He added that the Army needs to reply to the allegation for the sake of posterity, even though it was aired through an outlawed online radio, (Radio Biafra) which lacks any credibility in his activities.
The statement read, ” The 82 Division Nigerian Army has noted with putmost concern, a baseless allegation aired through an outlawed online radio that the Division of the Nigerian Army is currently constructing a Ruga Settlement between Ochima and Affa in Igbo- Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas, Enugu State. ”
” Though this inciting broadcast emanates from a source bereft of any credibility whatsoever, there is need however to present the facts clearly for the sake of posterity.
” It must be emphasised that Nigerian Army Engineers are not constructing any Ruga Settlement in any part of Nigeria. Rather, the Engineers are currently constructing a military training facility at Igbo- Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State. ”
The statement added that the falsehood against the Nigerian Army is aimed at inciting the public against the force who are determined to improve their efficiency in protecting the law- abiding citizens in the Southeastern part of the country.
” Upon completion, the facility will accommodate troops during training and aid to improve their efficiency in protecting law abiding citizens across the South East. Any counter narrative aired on the project is a malicious falsehood aimed at inciting the public against the Nigerian Army, ” Abubakar Abdullahi added.