“SOLDIERS DON’T BULLY”: Nigerian Army Takes a Stand Against Brutality by its Officers Towards Civilians
The Nigerian Army has denounced the mistreatment of civilians by individuals wearing military camouflage at the 2 Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Kaduna. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Mwachukwu, declared that this attack was contrary to the professionalism, bravery, selflessness, and commitment to humanity that the Nigerian Army embodies. The army has acknowledged the existence of a provocative and unacceptable video circulating on social media, which shows individuals dressed in military attire harassing civilians. As a disciplined and structured organization, the army has pledged to uphold the Constitution, safeguard the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.The Nigerian Army authorities have ordered an immediate investigation into the authenticity of the audio-visual footage to verify the culprits’ identities. If it is determined that the persons wearing military camouflage were army personnel, the appropriate provisions of the Armed Forces Act would be enforced. While appreciating the public’s continuous support, the Nigerian Army has urged all law-abiding citizens to conduct their legitimate business without fear of harassment or intimidation from any source.Mwachukwu has urged the public to report any improper conduct by troops to the Nigerian Army Human Rights desks at the headquarters or the divisional headquarters.