Published on Sep 14, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Nigerian Army has announced that it is investigating the videos trending on social media and its officers subjecting some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to torture in Abia state.
In a statement, the Headquarters of the 82 Division Nigerian Army said that the investigation is to ascertain the source and the actors in the video clip.
“Our Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement are quite clear and any officer or soldier that infringed on any of such directive if found guilty, will face full wrath of the military justice system.
The statement, signed by the Deputy Director of the Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, said that the Army is however, aware of planned misinformation and propaganda arrangement by the secessionists.
“They intend to churn out prerecorded video clips aimed at discrediting the Nigerian Army, causing disaffection among the citizens of this country. They will be using bogus, manipulated and photo-shopped photographs as well as video clips. The public should be wary of such mischief, scrutinize and report same to the Nigerian Army or any of security agencies.
“The Division wishes to reassure the public that it is determined to ensuring the safety of lives and properties in its area of operational responsibility, particularly the entire South East geo-political zone as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We do not condone any act of indiscipline in the conduct of our operations and training exercises.
“Any claim of rights violation would be investigated and when confirmed, appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against the erring personnel.”
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