The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed a report that alleges the demise of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa.
A report had claimed that the Defense Chief had passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023.
However, in a statement issued by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, the director of defense information, on Tuesday, November 21, the DHQ has clarified that the Defense Chief is alive and well.
Gusau also mentioned that the platform responsible for publishing the story about General Musa’s death has retracted the article and expressed apologies to the CDS, his family, and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an unfortunate publication by an online newspaper alleging that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa passed away yesterday.
“The report is unfortunate, unethical and lacks credibility.
“To put the records straight the CDS, General CG Musa is alive and hearty. The Chief of Defence Staff who just returned from an official assignment outside the country has resumed work with more vigour to continue with his uncommon leadership style to prosper the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“The online newspaper has since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”