Nigerian Army vows to punish officers involved in maltreating civilian in Kaduna

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By John Gabriel

The Nigerian Army on Sunday, said it has zero tolerance for any act inimical to the rights and wellbeing of the citizenry, just as it vowed to deal with any officer involved in unprofessional conduct.

DAILY POST recalls a provocative and unacceptable video footage trending on the social media, in which certain persons clad in military camouflage were seen molesting civilians at 2Season Hotel and Resorts, Kaduna.

Reacting in a statement on Sunday,
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, said the authority of the Nigerian Army has directed immediate investigation into the audio visual footage to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.

The statement assured Nigerians that the outcome of the investigation and sanctions against the persons clad in military camouflage, who perpetrated the dastardly acts, if found to be NA personnel, would be treated in accordance with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Acts.

The statement while appreciated the general public for their continued support, added that the NA, urged all law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation from any quarter.

It advised citizens to report any untoward conduct by troops to Nigerian Army Human Rights Desks at the Headquarters Nigerian Army or at the Divisions Headquarters.

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