HomeNEWSDHQ denies alleged mass burial of bandits killed in Zamfara

DHQ denies alleged mass burial of bandits killed in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied reports of the gory pictures and videos of persons allegedly killed by soldiers in the ongoing military operations in the North West and North Central geographical zones of the country being dumped into a mass grave.

Director, Defence Information (DDI), Major General Benjamin Sawyer, who made the disclosure, described the video, which has been trending online, as false and malicious, stressing that it has no link, whatsoever, with the operations being conducted by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

Sawyer, while noting that the military is presently conducting intensive operations against bandits, kidnappers and other criminals terrorising the peace of the state, in line with its constitutional roles, however, noted that the operations were being conducted in strict compliance with the rules of armed conflicts, utmost professional manner, strict adherence to rules of engagement and respect for fundamental human rights and dignity.

The DDI, in a statement issued in Abuja, said: “The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been notified of a trending picture with the caption “Alhamdulillah. ZamfaraMustSecure” and several other viral gory pictures and videos of dumping into mass graves of persons purported to have been killed in the ongoing military operations in the North West and North Central geographical zones of the country.”

Share this story
Written by

Signature TV is a multi-media company, owners and operators of signaturetv.org and producers of The Signature Show on AIT and Corruption Tori. Our programmes are broadcast on the AIT Network and on Seven NTA stations across the country. We are content providers for a number of television networks and some State TV stations, with a respected 24/7, high online and offline followership. We are also Communications/Media Consultants to MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Daily Updates

Subscribe to get news updates