Ill-treatment of Civilians: Nigerian Army to Investigate Video Tape

Ill-treatment of Civilians: Nigerian Army to Investigate Video Tape

… Vows to fish out, Sanction Culprits

 Nigerian Army has vowed to investigate, the viral video trending on social media, where some alleged Soldiers were seen maltreating of civilians.

The Nigerian Army in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, described the act as a condemnable incident as it fell short of the standard and professional ethics.

According to Nwachukwu,’’ A provocative and unacceptable video footage trending on the social media, in which certain persons clad in military camouflage were seen molesting civilians, have been brought to the attention of the Nigerian Army (NA). The condemnable incident which was said to have taken place at 2Season Hotel and Resorts, Kaduna is an aberration of the values and ethics of professionalism, courage, selflessness and service to humanity which the Nigerian Army represents.’’

‘’As a disciplined and regimented force committed to the supremacy of the constitution, defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation as well as aid to civil authorities, the NA has zero tolerance for any act inimical to the rights and well-being of the citizenry.’’

The Brigadier General disclosed that authorities of the NA have directed immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.

He stated that ‘’Outcome of the investigation and sanctions against the persons clad in military camouflage, who perpetrated the dastardly acts, if found to be NA personnel, would be treated in accordance with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Acts.’’

‘’While appreciating the general public for their continued support, the NA, urges all law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation from any quarter and to report any untoward conduct by troops to Nigerian Army Human Rights Desks at the Headquarters Nigerian Army or at the Divisions Headquarters.’’ He added.

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