Army explains why soldiers that beat up crippled man was arrested

The Nigerian Army said she has arrested two soldiers who were captured on video brutalizing a crippled man.

The soldiers assaulted the man for wearing a camouflage outfit in New Market Road, Onitsha, Anambara State.

An Army statement said the soldiers have also been charged by their commanding officer.

The Army also said they would not tolerate acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct in relation to violation of human rights.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman said:

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“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video clip.

“In the video, two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for wearing a camouflage shirt.

“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State.

“The Army has zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights.

“We wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.

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“They have also been charged with assault by their Commanding Officer.

“Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights.

“Such acts cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.

“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not a true reflection of the Nigerian Army.”

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