The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the twitter account @DefenseMonitor which had been tweeting several controversial tweets does not belong to it.

This information was given by Major General John Enenche, the Director Defence Information (DDI), who also revealed that the Defence Headquarters was making concerted efforts to track down the individuals behind the account.

Enenche said “The twitter handle is mischievously using the Defence logo and posting tweets as though they are emanating from the Defence Headquarters. The tweets have started attracting reactions from unsuspecting members of the public.

“The DHQ hereby call on patriotic citizens of our nation to disregard the twitter account and ignore the tweets, while the effort is underway to track the perpetrator of this heinous act”

Major General John Enenche, asked the public to be vigilant against the activities of fraudsters and imposters who used fake accounts to try to con the public.

He said, “The official twitter handle of the Defence Headquarters is @DefenceInfoNG which is a verified account. People are advised to be conscious of increase in the number of fraudsters who will go at any length to misrepresent the military and its institutions, sometimes using such channel to swindle innocent members of the public.