The Nigeria Police has debunked the allegation that some Mobile Police officers being trained to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast were protesting.
A statement signed by the Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood described the video circulating on social media as not only doctored but also meant to cause disaffection among Nigerians.
The full statement
There was no protest whatsoever by any of the 2000 Police personnel deployed to the North East to complement the Military in the fight against Insurgency
The video is doctored to mislead the public and cause disaffection.
The personnel have all successfully passed out from training and have been deployed more than a week ago to the front line along with the Military.
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a video on social media platform doctored to create an erroneous impression that “about 2000 MOPOL undergoing training for Boko Baram drop their weapons in protest”.
2. The Force wishes to state that the video was mischievously doctored and circulated to mislead the public. There was no protest by any of the 2000 MOPOL undergoing Special Forces training in the North East. The personnel have successfully passed out from training and have been deployed to the front line along with the Military in the three (3) States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa and are doing well in the operations.
3. Members of the public are hereby enjoined to discountenance the video as untrue, mischievous and a fake news.