Nigerian military authorities say an 'ill-fated' online video by one Mr. Jerry  Datti, alleging  complacency by its Special Task Force keeping peace in Jos, Plateau State is mere political propaganda.

The video was "scripted to mislead the public on the monumental successes recorded by the command in returning peace to the troubled areas of Plateau State," the Task Force spokesman, Umar Adams said in a news release yesterday.

Mr. "Datti", spelt originally as Datim had appeared in a YouTube video a week after the attacks by herdsmen that led to the death of over 200 in the state, alleging that the Task Force withheld support during the attacks and prevented special burials for slain victims of the attacks.

Datim, an acclaimed Evangelist from Jos in the video said he was forced by the military to bury deceased victims of the attacks in shallow graves without media coverage when he mobilized police covering to the affected villages, hoping to organize a state funeral.

He also highlighted instances of neglect, human rights abuses and connivance between the military and attackers.

The STF in its release however said, "The video is written, doctored specifically to weaken the morale of masses and pitch them against the security agencies.

"It is intended to cause the citizenry to withdraw the support they have been giving to the security agencies so as to allow the enemies a free hand to continue to kill Nigerians."

When contacted, Mr. Jerry Datim simply said, "They want to do damage control. The UN is dragging them to the International Criminal Court and they are trying to put up prior defenses."

MKB has years before now reported several instances of alleged culpability by the STF.

The STF has however recorded milestones in its task of fighting violent attacks in the state following the Commander's relocation to recently attacked Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

Aside the arrest of over 20 suspects linked to the latest killings, the Task Force yesterday paraded seven additional suspects including two arrested over an attack in Daffo, Bokkos LGA.

“Ibrahim Joji and Madu Ibrahim, were part of those who attacked Jeregum village on the 23rd of June.

"We also have three others who are Shuaibu Suleiman, Buhari Shuaibu and Zakarmin Abdulkadir, who attacked Josho village (of Daffo district) in Bokkos local government area, on the 14th of July," Director of Defense Information, Abuja, Brig. John Agim told journalists in Jos.

He disclosed that there were two others still undergoing interrogation and were to be handed to the Police for further investigation and prosecution.

Brig. Agim assured of the Force's readiness to rid the state of violent crimes and killings.