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Crime & Metro - May 7, 2023

Maltreatment of civilians unacceptable , Nigerian Army 


Stanley Ihedigbo

Nigerian Army has reiterated that maltreatment of civilians by their officers are unacceptable,  and would not be taking lightly by the force.

According to statement made available to The Mirror Newspaper,  Director,  Army Public Relations , Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that 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 Season Hotel and Resorts, Kaduna is an aberration of the values and ethics of professionalism, courage, selflessness and service to humanity whuch the NA 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 wellbeing of the citizenry.

“Consequently, authorities of the NA have directed immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.

“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 ,” he said.

The Army Spokesperson commended  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.

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