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Army arrests 2 soldiers seen in viral video brutalising civilian in Rivers

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Army arrests 2 soldiers seen in viral video brutalising civilian in Rivers

The two soldiers shown in a video that has gone viral brutalising a civilian in Rivers State: Arrested.

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that two soldiers shown in a viral video brutalising 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 announced the arrest of the soldiers in a statement.

He added that 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 into the behaviour of the two soldiers.

“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,” he added in the statement.

See full statement below

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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
Lieutenant Colonel
Acting Deputy Director
6 Division Army Public Relations
10 January 2024

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