PP Johnson, the female Nigerian soldier abducted by unknown gunmen has not been released, Inform Nigeria reports.
This was disclosed by the Director ofArmy Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Friday.
He said that “the video footage being circulated and associated with the rescue claim is an old video ofthe arrest of a suspect earlier effected by troops”.
Johnson was abducted by the unknown gunmen on December 26, 2022 while visiting her grandmother in Aku-Okigwe in Imo state, shortly after completing her cadet training and subsequent commissioning as a Lieutenant into theNigerianArmy.
“It is instructive that the officer’s circumstance as a woman and a Nigerian citizen of South Eastern extraction did not dissuade her abductors from dehumanizing her in their mindless attempt to commit atrocities under the guise of fighting for Biafra,” Nwachukwu said.
Thearmy spokesperson said that the abduction ofthe female soldier “is another pointer to the myriads of crimes being unleashed by IPOB/ ESN on Ndigbo, the very people they claim to be fighting for their emancipation”.
He added: “It should therefore be crystal clear to those who are still in doubt ofthe true status of these groups, that IPOB/ESN are terrorists, masquerading as freedom fighters and do not deserve the support of anyone particularly the good people of South East Nigeria.