Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: JTF Shooting Video Fabricated - Army

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Nigerian Defence Hqtrs

The defence headquarters in Abuja yesterday dismissed the video footage showing soldiers killing unarmed civilians in Maiduguri because it was fabricated to "tarnish the image of the military Joint Task Force in Borno state"

The video released by Reuters showed soldiers allegedly shooting civilians in Maiduguri.

Army spokesman Colonel Mohammed Yerima, said yesterday "that the video clip was not new. It was shown on Aljazeera on February 4 alleging soldiers were killing civilians in Jos."

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