The Nigerian Army has announced that the two soldiers involved in the brutality of a civilian in Rivers State in a viral video making the rounds on social media have been detained.
The Headquarters, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, made this known in a statement by its Acting Deputy Director, Lieutenant Colonel Danjuma Jonah Danjuma.
The statement seen by Dockaysworld read:
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”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.”
The video had earlier sparked outrage among Nigerians, with many calling on the Army authorities to discipline the soldiers.