By Stanley Onyekwere
The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL) described as a hoax, the allegations against the Nigerian Army injecting students and children with killer vaccines.
It, however, called on the Nigerian Army to do a thorough probe into the allegations and bring those behind the ‘fake news’ to justice.
NICREL yesterday in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary,
Rev. Steven Onwu, said the rumour has brought untold distress to children and their parents alike as they usually find out that they have panicked over nothing.
The statement read in parts: ”Soldiers have observed the worrisome incidence of hoaxes about soldiers supposedly forcefully injecting school students and pupils with killer vaccines.
“This has caused untold distress to children and their parents alike as they usually find out that they have panicked over nothing.
“None of those that have responded to the fake news have been able to tender credible evidence of anyone being forcefully vaccinated in any part of the country.
“The hoaxes and those spreading fake news about them represent the lowest form of debasement to which even certified scums can sink as the action amounts to preying on the gullibility of poor masses, a pure act of causing terror to spread among the populace.
“NICreL condemns the hoaxes in the strongest terms as it is abominable to toy with vaccination, which is something that is sensitive to human life.
“This situation has forced schools to shut down in several states as IPOB members dressed in military outfits pretend to force pupils to receive vaccination.
“The impersonation of the Army to terrorize citizens therefore appears geared towards reversing the gains of its Operation Python Dance II while frustrating Operation Crocodile Smile II as both have medical outreach that are not conducted in school environments.“