Nigerian Army To Sanction Officers Maltreating Suspect

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The scene of Mararaba brutality

Following the unfortunate incidence which saw some Nigerian Soldiers molesting a Nigerian over the weekend, at Mararaba in Nasarawa State, the Nigerian Army on Monday, promised to summon the perpetrators, adding that they will face disciplinary action after investigation.

In a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, the army said: “The attention of Nigerian Army has been drawn to a front page photograph of some soldiers maltreating a suspected robber at Mararaba, Nasarawa State.

“Sadly, it is also trending on the social media.

“There is no doubt the photograph has done incalculable damage to the image of the service. The act was unfortunate and at variance with military ethics and professionalism. The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that the perpetrators of the offence have been identified, summoned and would face disciplinary action.

“The Army has also reached out to the management of the newspaper over this poor and worrisome editorial judgement by giving this misdemeanour prominence in their paper. Alerting appropriate Nigerian Army authorities would have been a better option that will be met with prompt response.

“We wish to assure the public that the Nigerian Army would continue to protect and respect human rights and that this regrettable incidence should not be used as a yardstick to judge the entire Army,” said Usman.

The scene of Mararaba brutality
The scene of Mararaba brutality

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