Nigerian Army has denied constructing RUGA settlement in any part of the country, especially in the South East geopolitical zone.
The army gave the clarification on Wednesday in a statement by the acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Major Abubakar Abdullahi.
In the statement, Abdullahi described as baseless, untrue and false, an allegation that it is currently constructing a RUGA Settlement at Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He disclosed that its engineers were currently constructing a military training facility at Igbo-Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.
He added that the facility, when completed, would accommodate troops during training and aid to improve their efficiency in protecting law-abiding citizens across the South-East.
The statement read, “The 82 Division Nigerian Army has noted with utmost concern, a baseless allegation aired through an outlawed online radio that the Division of the Nigerian Army is currently constructing a Ruga Settlement at Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.
“Though this inciting broadcast emanates from a source bereft of any credibility whatsoever, there is need, however, to present the facts clearly for the sake of posterity.
“It must be emphasised that Nigerian Army Engineers are not constructing any Ruga Settlement in any part of Nigeria. Rather, the Engineers are currently constructing a military training facility at Igbo-Etiti Community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.”