Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to a video that surfaced online showing some soldiers shooting a chained man multiple times and burying him in a shallow grave.
A Twitter user, @BuwayKasco, posted the video on Twitter, asking the Nigerian Army if these were their soldiers.
The soldiers were about four in number.
It was not confirmed what must have happened, but one of the soldiers was heard in the video saying, “he even go tell them say na soldiers collect rifle for hin hand. Carry am, drop am inside,” then he was shot multiple times by two soldiers. The chained and dead man was then thrown inside the shallow grave.
Another soldier was heard saying “break hin leg, use the shovel to break hin leg”, as one of the soldiers was seen in the video hitting the dead man’s leg so as to fit into the shallow grave.
Watch the video below;
However, Nigerians have reacted to the video. Some condemned the actions of the soldiers, saying “this is plain murder. Whatever the person did.”
See reactions below;
We can't blame the soldiers as deduced from their speech. Incessant attack on barracks by insurgents. Don't forget we now have some of those killers of our soldiers tagged repentant Boko Haram. Yoruba says, ojo a ba ri ibi ni ibi nwole.
— Adebesin Julius (@AdebesinJulius) November 5, 2019
Unless he’s an innocent citizen but from what I heard in this video he’s a BH member ! And honestly I don’t feel bad when they are being killed..
You arrest him he will be rehabilitated and go back to kill another 50 soldiers ! Tueeehhh
— Grant of Abuja (@d_nigerian) November 5, 2019
Keep noting …….
— Emperor Guru Zeus. (@EmperorSheriff) November 5, 2019
What did I just watch??? Why the hell was I born in this country?
— tochi (@smartgunner) November 4, 2019
How can you prove he is boko haram cause I saw this as jungle justice and he shouldn't in a country like Nigeria
— Gmighty (@Oluwato36879425) November 5, 2019
Why not add a caption to make us understand.. this just made me sad mehn
— El Jefe🖤 OMO IDÍLEKÈ 💰MUFC🔴 (@jefferybest1) November 4, 2019
When I think of all the officers that have died and how we are rehabilitating murderers and tagging them repentant, I just sip my coffee and move #ABUALI
— Danladi (@m_atoshi) November 5, 2019
Only God knows how many of these they've buried like this.
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) November 4, 2019
Even in war, killing an enemy and executing a prisoner are not the same. If this person was killed in fighting, it's justified. But having captured him, executing him is no longer the responsibility of his captors.
— Goddy (@i2much4dem) November 5, 2019
I can't say anything because I don't know what happened here really but like developed countries military operations should be covert and top secret, footage like this shouldn't even be leaked learn from your counterparts Nigerian government.
— Λ$IWÁJÚ ФLДDIPФ I (@MR_ASIWAJU_Dnf) November 4, 2019