•Lt-Gen Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Navy Team •The trending video ABUJA – The Nigerian Navy has distanced itself from a trending video showing infantrymen destroying farmland in an undisclosed put.
The video has been making rounds online in conjunction with WhatsApp platforms however Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Navy Public Relations, stated in an announcement on Saturday, that the target became once to denigrate the Nigerian Navy. He he described the video as doctored.
The stout dispute reads:
The dignity of the Nigerian Navy (NA) has been drawn to a doctored video pictures released by secessionist sympathisers on Youtube, that comprises blurred pictures of some participants dressed in green veil destroying a farmland in an undisclosed put, goal no longer too lengthy ago.
In an strive to denegrate the standing and image of the NA, authors of the video mischievously attributed the action of the participants to the navy by falsely claiming they’re infantrymen and invariably personnel of the Nigerian Navy.
Alternatively, following a truth discovering investigation on the video by subjecting it to credible reverse image, it became once chanced on that the video became once first printed on YouTube channel “BIAFRA BOY” . The investigation moreover revealed that the image of the boys in green veil became once intentionally blurred to conceal their identification from viewers. In an identical map the authors failed to title the space, community, or Native Executive Inform the incident occured.
Given these info, it is obvious that the video pictures is a deliberate propaganda by ESN to lift the standing and image of the NA to disrepute by portraying personnel of the NA as enemies of the of us. Members of the accepted public are please urged to be warry of such negative propaganda materials and enviornment them to thorough scrutiny. We on account of this truth budge the final public to thrill discountenance the propaganda video because it is a long way the machination of mischief makers concentrating on the Nigerian navy.
We reassure the accepted public that the Nigerian Navy will proceed to function professionally regardless of all divisive propaganda. We guarantee all peace loving Nigerians of our dedication to relieve civil authorities within the containment of security challenges in accordance with constitutional provisions.
Director Navy Public Relations
24 July 2021