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Stop spreading negative stories: Commander

September 3, 2014 1:05 am

The Commander of the Fiji Military Forces Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga is urging families of detained troops to not listen to here-say.

Tikoitoga says as of yesterday more than 30 families have visited the Crisis Management Center in Vatuwaqa – Suva.

The RFMF has discovered these family members of the captured soldiers are being fed rumours and the Commander is urging people not indulge in such activities.

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“We’ve also had reports from the families that are visiting us – some of their families or some of the people in the public are continuously giving them a much more negative picture of what may be happening in Syria. It is quite appalling to hear stories of these families on what people are telling them AN I appeal to Fijians while we pray for our soldiers in Syria and those that are held captive that we be sensitive to the families and the emotional difficulties that they may be going through.”

The Commander says if any family member needs any information on the detention of the troops, they should contact the RFMF directly to get the real picture of the situation in Syria.

Teams made up of Chaplin’s will also visit the homes of families who can’t come to the Crisis Centre.

Its 7 days now since the 45 Fijian Peacekeepers were taken captive by the Al Nusra Front.

The Front has made three demands to the UN, in order to release the peacekeepers.

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