Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff
Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has debunked statement attributed to him that troops were not committed to fighting Boko Haram.

Buratai debunked the statement at a Joint news conference by the Army and the Borno Governor Babagana Zulum, at the Government House, Maiduguri.

The Army Boss said most of the report was exaggerated by the media, describing it as mere propaganda.

He said that the Journalists believed more on the figure being given through hearsay, warning that the press must be careful when reporting issues of national security.

Burati explained that military operation activities, or even personnel are all classified and are not for public consumption unless if they are absolutely necessary to gain confidence as well as to promote their own collective efforts in securing the country.