Army Detains Soldiers Recorded Torturing Civilian In A Video

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigerian Army’s 6th Division Headquarters has reported the arrest of soldiers who were seen torturing an innocent citizen in a widely circulated video.

Lieutenant Colonel Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, the Acting Deputy Director of 6 Division Army Public Relations, released a statement on Wednesday to inform the public about this development.

It is worth noting that the video in question showed two Nigerian Army personnel engaging in the brutal treatment of a civilian in Rivers State, and it quickly gained traction on social media.

Speaking about the incident, the spokesperson for 6 Division Army Public Relations said, “The Nigerian Army views with utmost dismay the unprofessional conduct of two of its personnel involved in the brutality of a civilian in Rivers State, as shown in a viral video circulating on social media.

“It is instructive to mention that the soldiers involved in that unprofessional conduct have been clearly identified and arrested.”

The Nigerian Army is described as a professional force that follows established rules of engagement and respects the fundamental human rights of the people.

The statement also mentions that Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army and Land Component Commander of the Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, has ordered a thorough investigation to take place promptly.

The statement reassures the public that all necessary measures will be taken to ensure that those responsible face appropriate consequences.

“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 added.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.