Nigeria Army Arrests Six Soldiers For Brutalizing Woman

The Nigerian Army has arrested six soldiers, who were allegedly involved in the brutalization of a woman in Ikorodu, Lagos state.

Ag Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel OM Daudu, in a statement noted that, the incident occurred in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos state, involving soldiers of 174 Battalion on Sunday, 12th March, 2017.

Brutalized woman.

According to him, “The alleged incident is highly regrettable, even as the Division under the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for inhuman treatment. Discipline remains the bedrock of the Nigerian military profession.

“It is quite disheartening when such incidences occur, even though isolated will not be treated with any laxity. Consequently, a Board of Inquiry has been constituted by the Commander 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Elias Attu, to investigate the circumstances that led to the incident, determine the level of the soldiers involvement, submit its findings and recommend appropriate disciplinary measures, which will be communicated,” he pointed out.

While thanking the media for timely information in bringing such incidences to fore, he said, the Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army got to know of the incidence through reports on the social media and online newspapers. He further noted that, the female victim has been taken to hospital where she is responding to treatment.


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