Military Recovers Menacing Video Recordings From Terrorists
As troops of the Nigerian military continue the mop up of terrorist elements in the Northeast Nigeria, a handful of menacing video recordings were recovered in the course of the operation.
A military source made this known yesterday in Abuja that most of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) materials and clips contain footages of beheading and other activities carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents meant to intimidate viewers and enhance their propaganda stretch as well as give signals that they are still in charge.
It was gathered that many of the video materials captured by the troops are currently being analysed by military experts.
“Some of the videos included recording of scenes of trials, beheadings, executions, stoning, floggings and those taken during preparations for suicide attacks.”
When contacted on the discovery of the video recordings, the Director Defence Information (DDI), Major General Chris Olukolade said “A number of vital materials, apart from arms and ammunition, have been recovered which are being subjected to intelligent analyses. We don’t want to say much about that now.”
A release by PRNigeria emphasised that capturing “such recordings was another major feat in the battle against insurgency, as it was a tool used to really terrify mostly civilian population and cow them into submission.
“Some of the video were meant for release through their normal channels to the public before they were dislodged from their camps. They also show the barbaric life in their so-called caliphate.
“The media and the public are advised to be careful in handling or sharing sensitive and offensive videos depicting atrocities that some viewers may find disturbing,” the military source maintained.
Recall that in the invasion of the Sambisa Forest a few weeks ago by the Nigerian troops about 1,000 women and children from the various terrorists camps already dismantled by the soldiers, have been liberated and undergoing profiling.
There have been tales of woes and great distress from many of those rescued from the terrorists about their reign of terror and lately of despondency within the ranks of the insurgents.