Viral Video: Doguwa Fired AK-47 In Falgore Forest, Says DHQ
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says a viral video showing a federal lawmaker, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, firing an AK-47 rifle guided by military personnel was taken at Falgore Forest Military Training Camp in Kano State.
Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, is being prosecuted by the police on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt, mischief by fire, and inciting disturbance.
He was arrested by the police in Kano over the death of three persons in his constituency in the February 25 presidential election.
Following the emergence of the viral video, the acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Tukur Gusau, said the clip was taken during the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army Training Exercise where he was invited as a special guest.
“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,” he said in a statement on Friday.
“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 a ceremonial firing party.