The Nigerian Army has countered the recent video clip alleged to have been released by Boko Haram terrorists showing capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers, saying it was the fabrication of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, who said this in a statement on Wednesday insisted that events in the video did not occur in Nigeria.
He therefore advised the public and personnel of Nigerian army, particularly those in the North East theatre of operation, to disregard the video.
Musa posited that the video was put in the public space to cause disunity and fragmentation of Nigeria.
The statement in part read: “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.”