Police, military officers who endorsed Buhari, under investigation


The Nigeria Police Force has said some of its officers who endorsed Buhari in a photo that surfaced on social media, are already undergoing investigation.

The force said they are already investigating the authenticity of the photo, Punchng.comreports.

In a photo which has since gone viral on social media, three policemen are seen throwing up eight fingers, a sign that has been adopted by the Buhari campaign organisation to mean ‘four plus four’.

In a Twitter post, the police said,

“IGP M. A Adamu has charged the Digital and Forensic Unit of the police to investigate the authenticity of the photo to ascertain whether it is real or photo-shopped. The outcome of the investigation and appropriate actions will be made known to the public.”

And just as the Police officers are being investigated, another photo of soldiers endorsing Buhari showed up across on social media.

In the photo, four soldiers were spotted holding up their fingers in the sign synonymous with the APC sign of endorsing President Buhari.

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim, said that the photo was being investigated.

Agim said:

“The Defence Headquarters wishes to disassociate itself from the pictures of the four armed men dressed in military camouflage doing a ‘four by four’ 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.”

He, however, maintained that the military would remain neutral during the elections.


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