Military Demands Apology from News Agency

Author:
channelsweb
Publisher:
Channels Television
Publication Date:
22 November 2012
Tags:
Arms and Military Affairs, Nigeria

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday demanded an unreserved apology from Reuters International over the video clip it circulating alleging that soldiers with the military Joint Task Force killed unarmed civilians in Maiduguri.


It described the claims as not only spurious and malicious, but also aimed at discrediting the image of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

The army said the apology must be given the same level of publicity given the 'malicious report.'
Colonel Mohammed Yerima, Director of Defence Information, addressed a joint media briefing that had in attendance Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Bola Koleoso, and Director of Airforce Public Relations, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas.



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