COVID-19 lockdown: DHQ dismisses torture videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Members 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 lives and property of the general public,” he said. (NAN)