The Nigerian Army has arrested a group of 6 soldiers for their involvement, after they were caught on camera beating a police traffic warden in Bayelsa last week at Ring-Road junction.
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After the video of the incident was shared online, the colleagues of the police officer and several Nigerians called for the arrest of those military personnel who were seen beating the police traffic warden.
In response to the calls by Nigerians, a certain Lance Corporal was the key person in the disciplinary arrest made by the Nigerian Army. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the arrest to news men in a statement which was titled, “One soldier arrested as investigation is ongoing to identify and arrest all culprits in the unfortunate assault on traffic wardens in Ibadan”
The statement reads;
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“Following the viral video of an assault on two traffic wardens by men on military uniform suspected to be soldiers, the headquarters Nigerian Army ordered immediate investigation to identify and arrest the culprits.
Preliminary investigation has shown that the unfortunate incident took place on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Adeoye Road by Ring Road, Ibadan.
The investigation is also already yielding results as one of assailants, a Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army, has been taken into custody. Efforts are being made in collaboration with the Oyo State Command of the Nigerian Police Force to identify, locate and arrest the remaining culprits.
Even as investigation is still ongoing, the Nigerian Army wishes to dissociate itself from the very reprehensible conduct of the individuals seen in that video.
The vicious attack on fellow security personnel or any unarmed citizens in the manner seen in the video is not consistent with the ethos and professionalism of the Nigerian Army and therefore stands condemned in very strong terms”.