Retired Colonel Not Involved In Damaturu Attacks – Army

army-troopThe 3 Division, Special Operations Battalion, Damaturu, on Monday refuted media reports that it arrested a retired Lieutenant Colonel, who allegedly led violent attacks on Damaturu on Oct. 24.

Col. Abdullahi Aliyu, the Commander of the battalion, refuted the report when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe inspected arms, ammunition and vehicles recovered from the attackers.

He described as “false and malicious media reports” that a retired Lieutenant Colonel suspected to have led the attack on Damaturu was arrested by the military.

“It is also not true that a truck conveying military uniforms was arrested by the army in Damaturu”, Aliyu said.

The commander assured that security personnel would continue to ensure peace and security across the state.

Aliyu urged members of the public to always assist security operatives with useful and timely information to facilitate timely response to emergency situations. (NAN)