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Published On: Fri, Apr 3rd, 2020

Coronavirus: Armed Forces dismisses social media video in circulation

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Nigerian Armed Forces, has dismissed a video clip circulated on various social media platforms as malicious, saying the video was recorded in 2012 and 2013.
A statement issued yesterday by Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, said “the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to state that the videos were old clips of past incidents that took place in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
“The clips are being used by some mischievous elements to tarnish the image of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Those videos are misleading, as they are not related to the present military engagement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards the lockdown on COVID-19. The Nigerian Armed Forces sees those clips as calculated attempts to tarnish its professional integrity by some mischief makers.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to disregard those videos. It is the handwork of false news propagators. The Armed Forces of Nigeria remains undaunted and would not be distracted.”

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