Following Swift action by the Nigerian Army in arresting the soldiers who threatened via an online video to assault mother’s, wives and daughters in Warri with rape and infect them with HIV, Delta State Government has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and members of the Army High Command for the feat
It also asked the military high command to carry out full investigation into the threat.
Commissioner of Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu in a statement Saturday disclosed that the military was a special force known for its discipline and wondered where the errant soldiers got their training and orientation from, insisting that no soldier was killed in Warri.
He maintained that the state government was concerned about where the soldiers got their information that warranted their using uncouth and uncivilised language in threatening the people of Warri in a video that had gone viral,
It would be recall that the soldiers were reportedly arrested at the 9 Brigade Military Cantonment, Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday.
Reiterating the need for Deltans to remain peaceful and continue to obey government directives designed to protect the people from the dreaded Coronavirus, the Commissioner said,
“You will recall that in our statement on Friday, we said the attitude of the soldiers did not represent the discipline and training associated with military personnel.
“Let me on behalf of the Delta State Government thank the military high command for arresting the deviant soldiers who were bent on tarnishing the image of the army.
“The arrest of the soldiers in the viral video will no doubt restore the confidence of Nigerians in the military.
‘It is worrisome that soldiers who were supposed to be highly disciplined would indulge in such acts of brutality and threats to women.
“We call on the military high command to carry out full investigation into the matter with a view to bringing the culprits to justice.
“As a government, we will continue to partner security agencies to ensure the peace and economic development of our state.”
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