Video Clip Portraying Capture of Army Armoured Vehicle by Terrorists is False - Nigerian Army

A viral unsubstantiated and apparently fabricated video clip circulating on the social media, portraying stage managed capture of Nigerian Army Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) by Turji Bello, one of the infamous terrorists leaders in North West Nigeria is False.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu revealed this in a press statement on Thursday, which was made available to SpyeTV News in Abuja.

Brig. General Nwachukwu stated emphatically that there was no such incident that involved the capture of any of its APCs within the theatre of operations in the North West, as mischievously and falsely portrayed in the video. 

He explained that analysis of the video clip reveals that the video was doctored, as NA vehicles including APCs have NA inscribed on the number plates, which is conspicuously missing on the reportedly captured APC in the video.

He added that Nigerian Army record the entire events captured in the footage was not an occurrence that took place at any point in time within the shores of Nigeria, rather available data point to it, as an event that occured in Burkina Faso some time in 2021. 

Brig. General Nwachukwu pointed out that further investigation showed that the same video was posted on Facebook on 9 November 2021. 

He noted that the NA maintains a high level of vigilance and professionalism in safeguarding own armoured vehicles by ensuring that they are not compromised by any criminal element.  

He therefore urged the public to be wary of misinformation and propaganda employed by the insurgents, aimed at precipitating fear and disrupting the peace and security of our nation. 

He said the NA remains committed to protecting the lives and property of our citizens and will continue to work tirelessly to maintain peace and stability across the country.  

"The NA will continue to provide updates on its operations and activities through official channels to ensure accurate and reliable information reach the public. 

"The NA appreciates the support and cooperation of the public, as we strive to ensure a secure and peaceful Nigeria for all.", he stated

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