Nigerian Army Arrests Soldiers Involved In Torture In Viral Video

The Headquarters, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, says it has identified and arrested the soldiers involved in the brutality of a civilian in Rivers State.

The NA, in a statement on Wednesday, 10 January 2024, through the Division’s acting deputy director of the Division’s public relations department, Lt. Col. Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, said viewed with utmost dismay the unprofessional conduct of two of its personnel involved in the wicked act.

TheFact Daily reports that a 31-second video clip shared on Tuesday by @Gidi_Traffic on its X account, and which had since gone viral, showed two soldiers beating a half-naked young man with belts in a room.

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The brutalised young man in the video is heard shouting, “Abeg, I will confess”, while the soldiers continue to beat and kick him with their boots.

The Division unequivocally maintained 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 statement said.

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