Yesterday, a video went viral of two soldiers beating up a physically challenged man for wearing camouflaged cloth. If you missed it, click here…
Well, the Nigerian army has responded to it.
In a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, they said they have identified the two soldiers and they would be made to face the law.
Read the statement below…
SOLDIERS THAT MOLESTED PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON HAVE BEEN APPREHENDED
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.
You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations