- The Army has denied reports that members of its personnel are involved in mutilating or damaging body parts of fellow humans
- The Nigerian Army said all the characters involved in the despicable act are not personnel of the Nigerian Army
- According to the Army, troops are not allowed to wear bathroom slippers and civil outfits during operations like seen in the video
The Nigerian Army has denied reports that members of its personnel are involved in mutilating or damaging body parts of fellow humans.
Reacting to a video clip of soldiers in camouflage uniforms which has gone viral on social media, the Army said that having thoroughly examined the video and investigated further, it has reached the factual conclusion that all the characters involved in the despicable act are not personnel of the Nigerian Army.
A statement by the acting director of Army public relations, Colonel Sigir Musa, said the action of the individuals in the video clip particularly the act of meting out cruel punishment and decapitating a part of a fellow human being is not licensed.
Musa also said such inhumane acts can never be encouraged or condoned by the Nigerian Army as it is entirely against the institution's training, Code of Conduct (COC), Rules of Engagement (ROE) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in or out of conflict situations.
He said such troops of Nigerian Army fighting insurgency in Nigeria, have severally captured many terrorists, took custody of many surrendered terrorists some of whom have been prosecuted.
He added that those who voluntarily surrendered are undergoing de-radicalization and rehabilitation under the Federal Government programme code-named Operation Safe Corridor.
Musa said: "Similarly, NA troops are not allowed to wear bathroom slippers and civil outfits during operations."
"NA wishes to once again remind members of the public that not all photos and videos being circulated on social media and other outlets are truly members of the NA.
"NA has also severally and consistently made it clear that it monitors and will continue to monitor the actions of its personnel to ensure they are in conformity with extant laws and in line with International best practices," Musa said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Army on Wednesday, February 13, said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a fresh attack coordinated by the insurgents at Madagali town, Madagali local government area of Adamawa.
In a statement, Colonel Ado Isa, deputy director, Army public relations 7 Division, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, said the troops also destroyed and recovered high calibre ammunition and equipment from the insurgents.
Ado disclosed that the insurgents had on Tuesday evening, invaded the town with five gun trucks, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDS) borne-vehicle.
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