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We’re building Training Facilities in the South East, Not RUGA settlements- Army

The Nigerian Army has denied claims that it is overseeing the construction of a RUGA settlement in the South East.

The Army was responding to allegations from a banned online radio, which accused the Military of hiding under security to build RUGA settlement in Ochima and Affa in Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas of Enugu State.

This was denied by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Abubakar Abdullahi, in a statement he released on Wednesday.

“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 the Nigerian Army engineers are not constructing any RUGA settlement in any part of Nigeria. Rather, the engineers are currently constructing a military training facility between Ochima and Affa in Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas in Enugu State respectively.

“Upon completion, the facilities 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,” he said.

“The Nigerian Army remains a credible institution that unites the country and has no place for ethnoreligious sentiments.

“We shall continue to carry out our constitutional tasks objectively across the country and remain totally apolitical,” he added.

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