The Nigerian Army Authority has condemned in strong terms and distance herself from the unfortunate conducts of the soldiers seen assaulting traffic wardens on duty in the online viral video.
In a press statement e-signed on Monday, 10th January in Abuja and made available to Trait News by the Army Spokesperson, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu revealed that, one of the soldiers seen assaulting one of the traffic wardens on the street of Ibadan has been arrested while chase is ongoing to arrest the other officers involved.
According to the him: “Following the online 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, 7 January, 2022 at Adeoye Road by Ring Road, Ibadan.”
Nwachukwu said: “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.”
“At the end of investigation, anyone found culpable in the sordid incident will be made to face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions of the Nigerian Army.”