The Nigerian Army has said that allegations against it of constructing Ruga settlements in the South-East is baseless.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, disclosed that allegations making the rounds that the Army is currently constructing a RUGA Settlement at Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, is false.
He said that their engineers are currently constructing a military training facility at Igbo-Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.
When completed, he said the facility would accommodate troops during training and help to better their efficiency in protecting law-abiding citizens across the South-East.
The statement read, “The 82 Division Nigerian Army has noted with utmost concern, a baseless allegation aired through an outlawed online radio that the Division of the Nigerian Army is currently constructing a Ruga Settlement at Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area, 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.”
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