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Nigerian Army Arrest Soldiers Who Brutalized A Physically Challenged Man

The power of social media has come to the fore once again as the video of the soldiers beating a physically challenged man for wearing a camouflage has led to the arrest of the overzealous officers.

According to Punch, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman, says they have identified and arrested the two soldiers. In a statement released at around 11:50pm today, the Army confirms that the soldiers have been charged by their commanding officer.

Read the statement:

“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt.

“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State. In line with our zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.

“They have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer. Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.

“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true reflection of the Nigerian Army.”
Hopefully the victim will be compensated.

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