A group, Arewa Think Right Group has tasked journalists to cross check information, facts and clarify from reliable sources before going to press.
The charge was handed out by the National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Hamza Alkasim, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday December 9, 2021, in which they frowned at those responsible for reports, alleging that a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd) was arrested by the Departmental of State Security Services (DSS)
“We were shocked and totally disappointed with media houses that reported the news as the former COAS, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd) was arrested by the DSS.
This is a blatant lie. The former COAS was never invited nor arrested by the DSS.
“Without mincing words, we categorically state that although we heard another Dambazau was arrested, it was not the former COAS they declared.
They wondered why some media organisations published the story as such, adding that it is a clear case of mischief.
“Linking the former COAS, General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau to DSS arrest was not fair, because he was never invited nor arrested. Instead, one Brigadier General Idris Bello Dambazau (Rtd) was arrested,” they stressed
The group said that the Former COAS was a man of proven integrity and respect who contributed and served his fatherland with passion and humility.