Military speaks on video of Majority Leader, Ado-Doguwa firing AK-47
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday said that the video showing Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives in Kano State, firing an AK-47 rifle while guided by military personnel was captured at Falgore Forest Military Training Camp in the State.
In a statement issued by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, the DHQ said the video was recorded during the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army Training Exercise where the lawmaker was invited as a special guest.
The statement read in part, “The Defence Headquarters wishes to state that the video is a calculated attempt by mischief makers to discredit the Armed Forces of Nigeria and dent its image before the good people of this country and the world at large.
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“It’s worthy to state that when senior citizens and Special Guests are invited for such exercises, they are accorded the honour to participate in the firing exercise as a ceremonial firing party.
“However, the viral video of Hon Doguwa was posted with an intent to dent the image of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”