The Nigerian Army has confirmed claims made by Major Hamza al-Mustpha that he is still personnel of the Nigerian Army.
At a briefing by the joint security information committee, the
Director of Army Public relations who was represented by his Chief of
Staff, Colonel Joe Agim, said that Major Al-Mustapha, the Chief Security
Officer to late General Sani Abacha, is still enlisted in the Nigerian
“With regards to Mustapha’s release, well, I want to confirm that he is still in the army” he stated.
“The case is going to be handled by the army administratively in line with the harmonised terms and conditions of service.’’
He goes on to add that his case will be handled administratively by the Army in line with the harmonized terms of service.
Major Hamza al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan were on Friday
discharged and acquitted in the case of the assassination of Alhaja
Kudirat Abiola, which last 14 years.
The former CSO admitted to journalists that he was still in Army on
Sunday during his reception by the Kano state government, a status he
claimed the Appeal Court Judges also confirmed in their ruling.
The director for Defence Intelligence, Brigadier-General Chris
Olukolade dismissed claims of renewed threats made by Abubakar Shekau,
leader of Boko Haram.see video here