The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has called on Nigerians to discountenance a viral video, in which the security officer was seen stamping his feet on the neck and head of a man lying helplessly on the floor.
The Nigeria Police Force condemns the act but said it has fact-checked and examined the video and confirmed that the incident did not take place anywhere or at any time in Nigeria.
In a statement, the NPF noted that the video credited to @NigeriaDream shows that the vehicles on the scene are neither common vehicles used in Nigeria nor are the number plates of Nigerian pattern.
The statement added that although the man in uniform looks like a private security guard that can be found anywhere, he is certainly not personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the background language in the video is not any of the known Nigerian languages.
According to the IGP, the video is clear mischief orchestrated to stir up ill-feelings towards security agencies in Nigeria.
He assures of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to always respect and uphold the rights of the citizenry.