The Nigerian Army said it has concluded plans to drag an online newspaper, Premium Times, to court over what it described as alleged “false, subversive and malicious publications against the person of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Army.”
In a statement Wednesday by its spokesman, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, the Army said it has already briefed its lawyers, to commence legal action against the organisation.
The statement reads: “All efforts to make the medium make amends proved abortive.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army sent a letter to the management of the of the online publishers to retract and apologise before 31st December 2016.
“The medium, however, remained adamant and recalcitrant.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army has briefed it’s lawyers to institute legal action against the medium.”