A close associate to Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, the Former Chief of Army Staff has refuted media reports that the former Army Chief was arrested by the officials of the Department of State Security (DSS).


The Nation earlier reported that the former Army Chief was apprehended on Tuesday 21st over claims that he was backing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

While speaking with Thisday, Ihejirika’s associate who preferred to be anonymous said,

I am really amazed at the length people are determined to go to tarnish the image of the former army chief. As I am speaking to you, the chief who just returned from his village is in his house. What I don’t understand is how and why they orchestrated these fables and for what purpose. I think the intention of these people is to draw the attention of the federal government to the fact that Ihejirika has not been arrested. What people don’t know is that this government would not have wasted time in arresting Ihejirika from the word go if he was guilty all this while.”he said