COVID-19 lockdown: DHQ dismisses torture videos



The Headquarters has dismissed the torture videos being circulated social media alleged to been perpetrated personnel of the armed forces while implementing the COVID-19 stay at home order.

The Coordinator, Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement Thursday, said the videos being circulated handiwork of mischief makers to tarnish the image of the military.

Enenche said that the videos misleading, adding that they not related to the present military engagement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the lockdown COVID-19.

According to him, the Nigerian Armed Forces sees those clips as calculated attempts to tarnish its professional integrity by some mischief makers.

“The attention of the Headquarters has been drawn to some video clips trending in the media.

“Consequently, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to state that the videos old clips of past incidents that took place in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

“The clips are being used by some mischievous elements to tarnish the image of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

of the public are hereby advised to disregard those videos. It is the handwork of false news propagators. The Armed Forces of Nigeria remains undaunted and would not be distracted.

“Furthermore, the Armed Forces of Nigeria is committed to performing its constitutional roles towards ensuring the protection of our territorial integrity and the and property of the general public,” he said. (NAN)