The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that troops of the Nigerian Army have recovered video recordings of the heinous acts perpetrated by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast.
It, however, refused to go into details of the crimes against humanity captured in the video clips.
The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, said, “It is true that troops have captured some video recordings of the terrorists but I would not want to say anything on that for now”.
The Defence spokesperson also confirmed to PR-Nigeria, a media consultancy firm to security agencies that the videos recovered from the sect were being analyzed by the military.
“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”, Olukolade, a Major General of the Nigerian Army was quoted as having said.
It was learnt that the videos contained scenes of trials, stoning of condemned people to death, amputations, beheading of victims with knives, and summary execution through shooting.
Some of these videos, particularly those depicting amputations and flogging of offenders, had been uploaded to YouTube in the past by the terrorist sect.
It was further learnt that the Joint Investigating Panel of the security agencies had commenced investigation into the activities of the terrorists and would soon present those found to be culpable of these heinous acts for trial.
It was stated that the military was not treating the issue of the videos lightly because they were being prepared to be uploaded by the insurgents to YouTube for propaganda purposes.
“Some of the video clips 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”, PR Nigeria quoted a military source as having said.