By Fatai Abdullahi
The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday commenced an investigation to verify the authenticity of a picture showing some policemen endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.
A picture that went viral on social media shows three policemen throwing up eight fingers, a sign that has been adopted by the Buhari campaign organisation to mean ‘four plus four’.
Also in a Twitter post, the police said, “IGP M. A Adamu has directed the Digital and Forensic Unit of the police to investigate the authenticity of the photo to ascertain whether it is real or photo-shopped. The outcome of the investigation and appropriate actions will be made known to the public.”
Similarly, another photo of soldiers endorsing Buhari surfaced on social media on Wednesday, with four soldiers clad in camouflage wielding AK47 rifles and seen holding up eight fingers signifying continuity of the Buhari administration.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim, said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the photo was being investigated noting that the military will maintain neutrality during the elections.