Following the viral video of an assault on two traffic wardens by men in military uniform suspected to be soldiers, the Headquarters of the Nigerian Army has 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 the Oyo state capital.
According to a statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu,
Director of Army Public Relations, the investigation is already yielding results as one of assailants, a Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army has been taken into custody.
In the statement made available to Emerald News, he said efforts are being made in collaboration with the Oyo state command of the Nigerian Police Force to identify, locate and arrest the remaining culprits.
He noted that just as investigation is still ongoing, “the Nigerian Army wishes to dissociate itself from the very reprehensible conduct of the individuals seen in that video.”
He said 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.
He said 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.