The Nigerian Army reacted to the recent video clip whuch was alleged to have been released by Boko Haram terrorists portraying capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement on Wednesday, December 11th that the video was not an occurrence that took place in Nigeria.
He has therefore urged the public and personnel of Nigerian army, especially those in the North East locations of operation, to disregard the video.
According to him, the aim of the video is 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.