The Nigerian Army has dragged an online news portal, Premium Times over publications against the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Butatai.
In a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the director of the army public relations on Wednesday, January 11, he said this was due to its refusal to apologise for what it termed malicious publication.
Following the said publication, the army reportedly asked the online media to retract the news before December 31, 2016 or face legal action.
Read the statement below:
The Nigerian Army has instituted a legal action against an online publication, the Premium Times over its failure to retract and apologize over false, subversive and malicious publications against the person of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Army.
All efforts to make the medium make amend proved abortive.
Consequently, the Nigerian Army sent a letter to the management of the online publishers to retract and apologize 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.