An Army personnel, Lance Corporal Harrison Friday, described by the Nigerian Army as a “hooded soldier” has been arrested, Daily Post reports
The Nigerian Army announced his arrest in a post on Twitter Wednesday morning, saying that Friday hid behind a mask to commit cybercrimes.
“Be rest assured cyber criminals have no hiding place”, the military arm tweeted.
A viral video showed a soldier appealing to his colleagues not to harm End SARS protesters, but the Army reacted by calling the footage “fake news”.
Several respondents are saying that the man in the video is not the one arrested.
They are citing similarities including the lips of the hooded soldier in the video and those of the personnel arrested.
Nigerians are also reminding the Army that they had labeled the footage fake, wondering when it became genuine.
Troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos Tuesday night.
Many are feared dead and several injured.
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Nigerian Army announces arrest of ‘hooded’ soldier.