The Nigerian Army and the Police Force are investigating photos showing personnel signalling support for President Buhari.


A photo of some police officers using their fingers to signal four more years for the President and another photo showing four soldiers doing the same thing, have gone viral.


However, while reacting to the photo, the Police tweeted, “The IGP M.A Adamu has charged the Digital and Forensic Unit of @PoliceNG to investigate the authenticity of this photo, to ascertain whether it’s real or photo-shopped. The outcome of the investigation and appropriate actions will be made known to the public.”


Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, also said the photo was being investigated.


In a short statement, he said, “The Defence Headquarters wishes to dissociate itself from the pictures of the four armed men dressed in military camouflage doing a 4-by-4 fingers sign connoting a campaign symbol of a political party.


The Armed Forces of Nigeria is apolitical and remains apolitical. The pictures are being investigated to ascertain the true identity of the men in the photograph. If it is found out that they are military personnel, they will be sanctioned according to extant rules and regulations.”


The Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, also said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General, Tukur Buratai, has ordered that the photos should be investigated.

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