The Defence headquarters yesterday waved aside CNN report indicating that soldiers prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists were disorganized hence the inability to defeat insurgency.
The CNN report quoted a purported Nigerian soldier, whose face was covered during the interview with the purported soldier saying so many things were wrong thereby causing poor soldier’s performances.
Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade in his reaction described the allegation as blackmail against the nation.
He said, “The federal government and the military leadership are concerned, committed and focused on the ongoing fight against terror.
“The orchestrated blackmail and propaganda by entrenched interests will not deter the military.
“If it is true that a Nigerian soldier will wilfully go against the rules by speaking without due authorization and misinform the foreign media, then it indicates how deeply committed and how far the interest of these enemies of Nigeria and humanity have gone in trying to undermine and destroy the Military.
“The motive of this satanic CNN report should be of concern to all patriots and Nigeria’s well wishers.
“We believe that appropriate security agencies will also work on the root of this blackmail against the nation. The fight is not for the military alone.”