Nigerian Army has reacted to the claim by one Sergeant David Bako, who alleged that there was a top level conspiracy that stage-managed the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls on the 19th February, saying there is no such person either serving in the army, deserted or dismissed”.
You will recalls that an online publication, said that Bako claimed Whthe Dapchi school girls’ abduction was planned in the villa and executed with N80 million.
While reacting to the claim, the Director of Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu in a statement, said after cross-checking its record, the army could not find any “one called Sgt. David Bako, who neither serves in the army, deserted or dismissed”.
Chukkwu, however, distanced the army from what he described as “fictitious report” and requested the public “to disregard the confession made by the so called Sgt. Bako, who has not been in the army at all.”
His statement reads in full.
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news report making round on Facebook and other social media to smear and drag the Nigerian Army into politics of calumny by mischief makers, that one deserted Sergeant David Bako leaks how Dapchi Girls abduction was planned in the villa and executed with N80 million.
The information was said to be provided by Sergeant David Bako who claimed to be deserted soldier and one of the abductee of the Dapchi School Girls.
“The Nigerian Army therefore put the record straight that it has crosschecked it’s records and cannot find any one called Sergeant David Bako who neither serves in the Army, deserted or dismissed.
The Nigerian Army therefore disassociates itself with such fictitious report and request the public to disregard the confession made by the so called Sergeant David Bako who has not been in the Army at all.
“It is imperative to know that these baseless and inane allegations are not new in the cyber space, knowing the fact that we are in the age of information warfare. Open Source Intelligence reveals that the website Dailyglobewatch.eu with country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .eu used in publishing stories is obviously fake and therefore not correct.
Based on our findings the website was registered on the 14 of April 2017 and the last time updated was on the same date and will expire on the 14th April 2018.
We are very familiar with reports of this nature and will advice the general public to disregard such claim and desist from sharing such information on the New Media as this is against the Nigerian Cybercrime Act 2015.
“However, it is really worrisome to the level at which some people could condescend so low to fabricate facetious allegation against the Nigerian Army and the military at large for cheap political gains or simply an act of pure wickedness, thus the public should disregard such facetious allegation.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate its commitment to remain apolitical and non-partisan in the discharge of its constitutional roles.