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DIA Issues Press Release On Arrest of Retired Navy Officer

DIA Issues Press Release On Arrest of Retired Navy Officer

DIA Press release of arrest of retired Navy Officer.DIA did not ordered the arrest of retired Navy Captain Kunle Olawunmi. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has come out to disassociate themselves with the recent rumours about ordering the arrest of a retired Captain.

According the DHQ it’s attention had been drawn to an online news publication by Sahara Reporters. In the report, it alleged that the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) ordered the arrest of retired Navy Captain Kunle Olawunmi.

The captain was said to have been arrested for recently appearing on Channels Television programme (Sunrise Daily).

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Why Army Said It Will Not Join Issues With Sahara Reporters

The Armed Forces state that it might not want to join issues with Sahara Reporters for the scandalous and malicious publication. In which it was insinuating that it’s Agency has ordered the arrest of Captain Olawunmi (rtd) for sharing his views on matters of defence and national security.

Furthermore, DHQ said it was gratifying to state that the retired military officer who is on the military reserve list was only invited via SMS and voice by DIA.

The invitation was made to further furnish the AFN with relevance. And to get pressing security information which he may be opportuned to have. Due to his knowledge of as a Professor of Global Security Studies.

In addition to that, Defence said the proposed meeting between DIA and the retired senior Navy officer was intended to get credible tips. To help on boosting the fight against terrorism/insurgency, banditry and sundry crimes.

Defence also said that the retired Captain was not asked to come along with his international passport. This in no way constitute any form of arrest as speculated by Sahara Reporters.

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HQ Sad By Sahara Reporters Publications

The defence HQ said it was very sad that an online media like Sahara Reporters would capitalize on a proposed meeting between an agency and it’s stakeholder. And also to paint the story in a manner intended to portray the military as draconic government agency acting in a crude manner.

The general public should please note that the AFN is a professional entity that will continue to be responsive to all credible information that will promote peace and unity of our dear country.

CDS Rally Support From Retired Military Officers

As you will recall, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has just completed his tour of the 6 Geo-Political Zones where he interacted with retired military officers with a view to rallying them to lend their support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

In that regard, the Defence HQ wishes to encourage the retired senior officers to come forward and give valuable information to the military authorities . As a patriotic citizen who had served for many years in the Nigerian Navy and in various capacities before retirement.

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Major General
Director Defence Information
28 August 2021

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