Nigeria’s top general has dismissed a report that the army has run a secret, mass abortion programme for the past decade. The Nigerian Chief of the Defence Staff Lucky Irabor said he would not waste his time investigating something that wasn’t true. According to the Reuters news agency, at least 10,000 abortions have been carried out, many involving women who had been raped by Islamist militants. While The US government has described the report as harrowing and said it was seeking further information.