Army shrugs off British media allegations of mutiny
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE man said to be a soldier in a video interview alleging mutiny in the Nigerian Military is an impostor and not an army official as reported by some United Kingdom media, the Defense said.
“That degree of cowardice is not in the character of a real soldier of the Nigerian Army. The series of lies contained in the alleged responses of the faceless person referred to as a soldier confirms the whole arrangement as another step of the mischief makers working for terrorists,” the Defense said in a statement from its Headquarters in Abuja.
The Defense said contrary to what the interviewee alleged, no soldier had been sent on any mission without being armed.
“The overwhelming majority of the Nigerian soldiers remain as brave and disciplined as ever. They will certainly not join any renegade, coward, deserter or those trying to incite mutiny in the military to betray the nation at time like this, in a way that impostor told his interviewers,” read a statement.
The statement added claims made by the interviewee were false.
The video by the British media house sought to back up reports the army was not properly equipped to fight the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Certainly soldiers are not being sent to die. We may not have everything now, but we are improving on weapons and equipment rapidly,” the Defense said in a statement.
– CAJ News
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