by Isi Esene
An international news agency, Reuters, has revealed that it is in possession of a video purportedly taken by a Nigerian soldier showing the killing of unarmed men in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Reuters reported on Sunday that the unnamed soldier as saying that he was present when the soldiers shot the captives about two weeks ago.
According to the Reuters report: “In the grainy footage, a man sits down next to three or four corpses piled together on the roadside. He pleads for his life while soldiers shout at him and a crowd looks on a few metres away.
“Please don’t fire,” the man says in Pidgin English.