The Nigerian Army has debunked publications in some media platforms about a purported Federal Government’s plan to enforce military lockdown on Friday.The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, stated on Wednesday that such publications were false and misleading.
“The misinterpretation that government is locking down the entire country and pulling out the army by Friday, March 27, is utterly false and baseless,” Musa said.
He added that the army dissociated itself from such false, speculative and vexatious publication designed by certain mischievous elements to create chaos, panic and disaffection in the society as such could only serve the ulterior motives of its promoters.
“The Nigerian Army considers the publication and negative interpretation being given the content of the classified document containing information meant for the army personnel as a violation of the Official Secret Act,” he said.
The Nigerian Army therefore called on the general public to discountenance the publication going round that the Federal Government would lockdown Nigeria by Friday on the basis of the content of the directive to military formations to take proactive measures to prepare for possible call out to assist civil authority in the case of COVID-19 getting worse in the country.