The Nigerian Army says the recent video clip allegedly released by Boko Haram terrorists portraying capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers was the fabrication of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the video was not an occurrence that took place in Nigeria. He disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Furthermore, the Army spokesman urged the public and personnel of Nigerian army; especially those in the North East theatre of operation, to disregard the video.
According to him, it is a video concocted to cause disunity and fragmentation of Nigeria.
“Accordingly, the call by one Simon Ekpa, (the principal actor in the clip); calling on soldiers of South East extraction presently serving in the North East; to desert the Army and return to Biafra proved it.
“Also, the call on South Easterners not to join the Nigerian Army is an obvious indication of the essence and objective of the masterminds of this fake video which should be discountenanced by the public.
“Meanwhile, the leadership of the Nigerian Army wish to also reiterate its unflinching commitment to sustain the war against terrorism. It shall not be deterred by the evil machinations or propagandist activities of mischievous persons; whose main interest is the disunity of our beloved nation,” he said.
1st News reports that the video which was released by Boko Haram depicts the capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers. In addition, the video which clearly showed the Boko Haram terrorists restraining the soldiers before they were killed; went viral on social media on Tuesday.
Subsequently, the video had generated huge reactions from Nigerians on social media. Specifically, many had lamented the gruesome killings of the soldiers in cold blood.
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