Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Christopher Musa is not dead, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said.
One of the national dailies reported on Tuesday that the CDS had died.
However, the director of defence information Brig. Gen Tukur Gusau on Tuesday dismissed the report as unfortunate, unethical and lacking in credibility.
“To put the records straight, the CDS, Gen. CG Musa is alive and hearty.
“The Chief of Defence Staff who just returned from an official assignment outside the country has resumed work with more vigour to continue with his uncommon leadership style to prosper the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“The newspaper has since retracted the news story and offered its unreserved apology to the CDS, his family and the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” he said.
Musa was born on Christmas day in 1967 in Sokoto, though he hails from Zango Kataf in Kaduna State.
He was appointed the CDS on June 19 by President Bola Tinubu and promoted from major general to lieutenant general on July 31.