In an immigration speech Thursday, President Trump said that if any migrants throw rocks at the USA military, they'll be met with deadly force, because there's "not much of a difference" between a rock and an assault rifle.
"Anybody throwing stones, rocks, like they did to Mexico and the Mexican military, Mexican police - where they badly hurt police and soldiers of Mexico - we will consider that a firearm".
The Nigerian army posted the video on its account with a caption that read "Please watch and make your deductions". He also said the United States military is trained to fight back against anyone in the migrant caravan who throw rocks at soldiers.
According to The New York Times, social media videos show Muslim protesters throwing rocks at soldiers and then being shot in the back as they attempted to run away. "We're going to consider - and I told them, consider it a rifle".
The Nigerian Army has defended its use of fire power in the wake of attacks from protesters in the capital, Abuja.
The US is a close partner of Nigeria's government, but has historically been cautious when it comes to security collaboration between the countries, given the Nigerian military's long history of abuse and the absence of meaningful accountability.
At least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were killed by security forces on Saturday and Monday, as the group held two days of "peaceful gatherings" around Abuja, according to the London-based global human rights watchdog.
The Nigerian military's tweet came the same week its service members opened fire on a march of protesters belonging to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), who were demanding the release of their jailed leader, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky.
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Violence in Nigeria stems from the detainment of Islamic Movement of Nigeria leader Ibraheem Zakzaky.
"When they throw rocks. consider it as a rifle", Mr Trump says in the clip.
IMN members had clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja.
When a reporter asked him about this, the president said the US military should "consider it a rifle".
Nigeria Army spokesman Brig Gen John Agim says the army posted the video in reaction to the rights group's report accusing the army of using weapons against Shia protesters.
The Nigerian military said three protesters were killed, but the toll appears to have been much higher.
Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government and its American counterpart to stop the competition about who violates citizens' right more than the other.
A spokesman for the Nigerian army told the BBC: "This is what Trump was talking about". What did David use to kill Goliath? "I believe you know that he uses stone", Agim said. "Many of these shootings clearly amount to extrajudicial executions", said Osai Ojigho Director of Amnesty International Nigeria in a statement.