Nigeria Army Says It Has Arrested 2 Soldiers In Viral Video, Brutalizing A Civilian In Port Harcourt
The Nigerian Army says it has arrested two soldiers shown in a viral video brutalizing and whipping a civilian in a yet-to-be-identified location in Rivers State have been arrested.
Lt. Colonel Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, Acting Deputy Director, 6 Division Army Public Relations in a statement said Major General Jamal Abdussalam Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army/Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, has directed that a full scale investigation be conducted immediately into the behavior of the two soldiers.
SOLDIERS INVOLVED IN TORTURE IN VIRAL VIDEO ARRESTED
The Headquarters, 6 Division, Nigerian Army viewed with utmost dismay the unprofessional conduct of two of its personnel involved in the brutality of a civilian in Rivers State, in a viral video making the rounds in the social media. It is instructive to mention that the soldiers involved in that unprofessional conduct have been clearly identified and arrested.
The Division wishes to unequivocally state that, the Nigerian Army remains a professional force that conducts its activities in adherence to established rules of engagement and respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry. Thus, no form of infraction would be condoned from erring personnel.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army/Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamal Abdussalam has directed that a full scale investigation be conducted immediately. He has further reassured that no stone will be left unturned to sanction those involved.
Well meaning members of the public are encouraged to continue to provide credible information on such unprofessional conducts, as the Division is poised to be more responsive to the public. This is one unfortunate isolated case that would be expeditiously dealt with.
DANJUMA JONAH DANJUMA
Acting Deputy Director
6 Division Army Public Relations
10 January 2024