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Army blames IPOB over the video of Boko Haram killing Nigerian soldiers

The Nigerian army claims that the recent video clip allegedly released by Boko Haram terrorists portraying the capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers was the manufacture of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The Interim Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement on Wednesday, said the video did not occur in Nigeria.

He urged the public and personnel of the Nigerian army, in particular those of the north-eastern operating theater, to ignore the video.

According to him, it was a video invented to cause disunity and fragmentation of Nigeria.

“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.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a 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.