The Nigeria Army has reacted to the video viral online which shows troops maltreating maltreating some suspected bandits and kidnappers arrested along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Defence information in a press releas made available to press men said:
“The DHQ wishes to unambiguously state that the act exhibited by the troops in the video footage is very unprofessional and an outright violation of the code of conduct handed down to guide the conduct and behaviour of troops of the AFN during operations”.
“The DHQ therefore, in very strong terms condemn this act of ineptitude and exhibition of lawlessness”.
“The DHQ considers the conduct of the troops highly regrettable. In order to promptly address the anomaly, the Chief of Defence Staff has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to bring to book all those found culpable in accordance with the military justice system.”
“We seize this opportunity to urge members of the public to please report any such misdemeanour to security agencies whenever they are observed,” the statement read in full.