The Nigerian Army has said a video footage in which dread Boko Haram terrorists were seen capturing and killing its soldiers was fabricated by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.
The military spokesman, Sagir Musa noted on Wednesday that the incidence did not happen in Nigeria, calling on the public and military officers especially in the North East theatre of operation, to disregard the video.
Musa said the footage was concocted to foment disunity and stir fragmentation in the country.
“Accordingly, the call by one Simon Ekpa, (the principal actor in the clip), calling on soldiers of South East extraction presently serving in the North East to desert the Army and return to Biafra proved it.
Also, the call on South Easterners not to join the Nigerian Army is an obvious indication of the essence and objective of the masterminds of this fake video which should be discountenanced by the public.
“Meanwhile the leadership of the Nigerian Army wish to also reiterate its unflinching commitment to sustain the war against terrorism.
“It shall not be deterred by the evil machinations or propagandist activities of mischievous persons whose main interest is the disunity of our beloved nation,” he said.
The video purportedly released by the terrorists portraying the stage showing the capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers by the terrorists group went viral on social media on Tuesday.