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Yesterday, The Nigerian Army issued out a statement that it
has identified and arrested the two soldiers involved. It said, the soildiers
had since been charged by their commanding officer for the brutalization of a
crippled man for wearing military camouflage.
Recall a video of two soldiers dehumanizing a disabled man
who was clad in a military camouflage
went viral on social media yesterday,
thus creating nationwide condemnations. This incident occurred in New Market
Road, Onitsha, in Anambra.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman, issued
the statement that the soldiers had been apprehended.
He said, “The
attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two
soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly
wearing a camouflage shirt.

“We wish to inform the
public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha,
Anambra State.

“In line with our zero
tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in
relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the
soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended
.

“They have also been
charged for assault by their Commanding Officer. Similarly, troops have been
warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious
aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.


“The public should
please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true
reflection of the Nigerian Army.”

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