The Nigerian Army has rebuffed a video that went viral earlier this week showing some Nigerian soldiers dying of thirst and hunger where they were fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.
According to a statement by Army spokesman S.K Usman,
“We wish to state that the video clip was shot more than six months ago by some mischievous and disgruntled elements when 29 Task Force Brigade captured Alagarno Forest and environs in Borno State.”
However, information on ground suggests that the Army has finally reacted to the ailing troops by sending food and relief material to Sambisa Forest battleground where Nigerian forces are positioned.
Another video that surfaced today shows soldiers scrambling for items as help finally arrives when a helicopter carrying water, food and other relief materials barely landed in an unnamed military location in Sambisa.