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Army Directs Probe Of Footage Of Soldiers Maltreating Civilians In Kaduna
The Nigerian Army High Command has directed immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage of men clad in military uniform maltreating civilians at 2Seasons Hotel and Resorts Kaduna to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.
A statement by the director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said pending the outcome of the investigation, the persons clad in military camouflage who perpetrated the dastardly acts, if found to be NA personnel, would be treated in accordance with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Acts.
He said the condemnable incident is an aberration of the values and ethics of professionalism, courage, selflessness and service to humanity which the NA represents.
“As a disciplined and regimented force committed to the supremacy of the constitution, defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation as well as aid to civil authorities, the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for any act inimical to the rights and wellbeing of the citizenry.
“Consequently, authorities of the Nigerian Army have directed immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.
“Outcome of the investigation and sanctions against the persons clad in military camouflage, who perpetrated the dastardly acts, if found to be Nigerian Army personnel, would be treated in accordance with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Acts,” he said.
The statement while appreciating the general public for their continued support, urged all law-abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation from any quarter and to report any untoward conduct by troops to Nigerian Army Human Rights Desks at the Headquarters Nigerian Army or at the Divisions Headquarters.
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