The Nigerian Army has refuted reports that it is building Ruga Settlement in the country’s south-east.
The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, rejected as unsubstantiated and false an accusation that the Nigerian Army’s 82 Division is now establishing a Ruga settlement in Enugu State’s Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas.
Its engineers are currently constructing a military training complex between Ochima and Affa in the Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas, according to the statement.
“The 82 Division Nigerian Army has noted with utmost concern, a baseless allegation aired through an outlawed online radio that the Division of the Nigerian Army is currently constructing a Ruga Settlement between Ochima and Affa in the Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas, Enugu State,” according to the statement.
“Though this instigating broadcast comes from a source devoid of any legitimacy, it is necessary to convey the facts plainly for posterity’s sake.” It is important to note that no Ruga Settlements are being built by Nigerian Army Engineers in any part of the country. Rather, between Ochima and Affa in the Igbo-Etiti and Udi Local Government Areas of Enugu State, the Engineers are now constructing a military training complex.
“Once completed, the facility will house troops during training and help them be more effective in safeguarding law-abiding individuals throughout the Southeast.” Any opposing narrative broadcast on the project is a malicious lie intended to incite the populace to oppose the Nigerian Army.
“Members of the public are cautioned to disregard any inaccurate or false information coming from the aforementioned media or any other source of information. The Nigerian Army continues to be a trustworthy organization that unites the country and has no room for ethno-religious sensitivities. We will continue to carry out our constitutional responsibilities in a nonpartisan manner around the country.”