The Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army (NA) said Wednesday that it has identified the perpetrators in a video clip of 2 military police soldiers maltreating a physically challenged person along the new market road, Onitsha.
A statement by the Army Division’s Spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa said the soldiers have been tried and will receive commensurate punishment
Musa said, “The Division has with great concern studied the video, identified the perpetrators of this gross professional misconduct.
“It is our position their actions does not reflect the attitude of today’s Nigerian Army soldier under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
“It is uncalled for, unwarranted and is therefore condemnable by all civilized people/organizations.
“The soldiers have been tried at the unit level in Onitsha, and referred to higher level for appropriate punishment commensurate to the offence committed.
Colonel Musa further said, “The Nigerian Army has always preached tolerance, respect for others and peaceful coexistence.
“Nigerian Army of today has consistently maintained zero tolerance for indiscipline and human rights violation.
“Whatever human rights infraction is seen, appropriate sanction will be applied to serve as deterrence to others. This case will not be an exception.”
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