Alleged camping of 3,000 Fulanis at Okitipupa Army Barracks fake news – Army

May 4, 2021

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* Vows to summon Ondo lawyer to explain his source

Nigerian Army has described as fake news the news of about 3,000 Fulani men allegedly taking shelter inside the Okitipupa Army Barrack in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Starnews Nigeria had reported that a legal practitioner, Barr Wale Odusola, had on Sunday alleged in an open letter on his Facebook personal page that over 3,000 Hausas/Fulani are allegedly occupying land belonging to the Okitipupa Army Barrack in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Odusola stated this barely 24 hours after the state government returned 45 northern youths, who were apprehended at Okitipupa near the army barrack by the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, to their home towns.

Read Also: Over 3,000 Fulanis are occupying Okitipupa Army Barracks, Ondo Lawyer raises fresh alarm

In a swift reaction on Monday, while speaking with the Punch Newspaper, the Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun, described the news as fake, adding that the Lawyer would be invited for questioning on the source of his information.

“It is fake news; we will invite the lawyer to barracks for his source,” Captain Ayorinde said.

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