The Nigerian Army on Monday 31st December 2018 has debunked the claim of one of its supposed soldier in a viral video. According to the information on the official tweeter handle of the Army, the video is an old video. They stated this claim as thus:
“The attention of the NA (Nigerian Army) has been drawn to an old video clip circulating on the social media, in which a supposedly soldier clad with an AK-47 rifle alleging lack of arms and ammunition, among other soldiers walking.”
See photo of tweet from official tweeter handle below:
To further debunk these claims they Nigerian army on their facebook page has said that the information in the video is false and misleading. They advised the general public to disregard the information from the video clip. This was conveyed as thus:
VIDEO CLIP OF A SOLDIER COMPAINING OF LACK OF WEAPONS NOT TRUE REFLECTION OF TODAY’S REALITY.
The attention of the NA (Nigerian Army) has been drawn to an old video clip circulating on the social media, in which a supposedly soldier clad with an AK-47 rifle alleging lack of arms and ammunition, among other soldiers walking.
This is not true, as the video was recorded in 2014 and therefore cannot be true reflection of the present reality.
The public are please advised to disseminate this information to the public through your medium. They added.
See photos of post below:
Various reactions on twitter and facebook:
In response to this tweet, a lot of Nigerians kicked against the claim of Nigerian Army calling the video old. Be it old or new, according to Nigerians the soldiers are supposed to be provided with updated weapons.
Replying to the supposed old video as the Nigerian Army has claimed. Wiseman Akor Ogugu has this to say:
“oga I know that guy well, this is new video he just make and sent to our whatsapp group chat. Person wey join Army 2016 how him take make that video 2014? Nigerian Army has failed.”
In the same light Collins Nnakwe wrote:
Keep lying Nigerian Army, instead of trying to solve this problem, until it consumes the country. This is a very recent video. This guy even said he is going home to celebrate New Year with his family.
Comment by Prince Adeyemi Dandee Adejugbagbe reads:
Even when he said he’s going home to celebrate New Year with his family, yet you claim its an old video. Hmmmm! Integrity is long gone in Nigeria.
While other facebook and twitter users attacked the Army based on the acclaimed period the video was recorded, others claim the Army has dived into politics.
In regards that, Benjy Chynedu wrote:
Who politicized our Army?? They are indirectly telling us that past administration didn’t provide the needed military hardware. Is this administration different? Have they equipped our soldiers and police enough?? Why is the police running from Borno?? and our soldiers reluctant to fight BH? (Boko Haram).
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What do you think about the video in question, do you agree with the Nigerian Army over its claimed of the video being an old video? Please leave a comment below.