The Nigerian Army says it has commenced investigation into a viral video showing three alleged soldiers brutalising a yet-to-be-identified man at a location, believed to be in the country.
The soldiers had asked the victim to roll continually in the mud in the one minute 54 seconds video.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, in an interview with PUNCH Metro on Thursday said the culprits, despite being in military camouflage, could be fake soldiers.
He added that the army had yet to ascertain whether the incident happened in Nigeria or outside the country.He said,
“It is unfortunate that you concluded that the culprits were soldiers. You should have said alleged soldiers in your write up. The fact that somebody wore military camouflage or held an AK-48 rifle does not make him a soldier. We have a lot of fake soldiers and nobody can verify where and when the incident happened.
“We do not know how this information got out because the first blog that picked it gave the impressing that it was based in London. However, the long and short of it is that we are investigating the incident.”