Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reacted to a video of Majority Leader of the House of Representatives Alhassan Ado Doguwa firing AK-47 rifle guided by military personnel.
The acting spokesman of the DHQ Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, in a statement on Friday night, said the video was taken at Falgore Forest Military Training Camp in Kano State during the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army Training Exercise where he was invited as special guest.
He said: “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.
The video in question was taken at Falgore Forest Military Training Camp during the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army Training Exercise where Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa was invited as a special guest.
It is 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 ceremonial firing party.
Ceremonial firing in such an exercise is the practice in the world over and is not new in the armed forces as several other senior citizens have participated in such exercises in the past,” he added.