Covid-19 Lockdown: ARMED FORCES DISOWN TRENDING ‘MALICIOUS’ VIDEOS

PRESS RELEASE

1 Apri 2020

CIRCULATION OF MALICIOUS VIDEO CLIPS AGAINST THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA

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

2. Consequently, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to state that the videos were 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. Those videos are misleading, as they are not related to the present military engagement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the lockdown on COVID-19. The Nigerian Armed Forces sees those clips as calculated attempts to tarnish its professional integrity by some mischief makers.

3. 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.

4. 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.

You are kindly requested to disseminate the above information to the general public for awareness through your various medium. Thank you for your usual cooperation.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations

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