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Brutalised Lagos Woman: Army Detains Six Soldiers

The 81 Division of Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had set up a board of inquiry and detained six soldiers over the brutality of a woman in Lagos.

The incident occurred on 12 March in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos. It involved soldiers of 174 Battalion and the woman attacked has been identified in various reports as Ruth Orji.

The Joint Legal Action Aids, which is representing her, has already sued the military authorities and asking for N250m in damages.

The Army Division’s spokesperson, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, in a statement said:
“The attention of Headquarters 81 Division, Nigerian Army, has been drawn to the social media and Newspaper online reports on alleged brutalisation of a female by soldiers.

“The incident occurred in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos state involving soldiers of 174 Battalion on Sunday, March 12.

“The alleged incident is highly regrettable, even as the division under the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for inhumane treatment.

“Discipline remains the bedrock of the Nigerian Military Profession.

“It is quite disheartening when such incidences occur even though such incidences will not be treated with any laxity.

“Consequently, a Board of Inquiry has been constituted by the Commander 9 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elias Attu.

“This is to investigate the circumstances that led to the incident, determine the level of the soldiers’ involvement, submit its findings and recommend appropriate disciplinary measures which will be communicated.

“The brutalised lady, name withheld, has been taken to hospital where she is responding to treatment.

“The six soldiers, also names withheld, are being detained in regards to the incident.

“The Division remains committed to its tasks as part of the constitutional mandate of the Nigerian Army.
“The Division continues to enjoin all to be law abiding and count on their support and cooperation.”


22 comments:

  1. Good one. Nigerian Army. Deal with them very well

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  2. soldiers are becoming too harsh and barbaric!

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  3. about time..no acts of misconducts should be taken lightly and if found involved and guilty should be severely dealt with for there actions

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  4. Good action from the army, my brothers and sisters, if you find yourself in this situation, run first because a dead person can neither win or lose any case. These guys are always high on something.

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  5. We need a more professional and discipline army

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  6. Oladimeji Seun16 March, 2017 10:42

    Good work, anyone of the army found guilty should be penelise. this will curb the incesant attact of this force men on defenceless citizen.

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  7. They need to be disengage from the Army

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  8. Hassan Aderemi16 March, 2017 11:31

    That's good, no one is above the law.

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  9. Cruel people, dey should be dealt with..

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  10. It's always good to know that the voices of masses & civilians are heard up there in the realms of govt. Big thanks to the Army authorities for intervening.

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  11. Pls ponish him not, the person in question should be transfer to Maiduguri to show his heart b4 Boko Haram Pls.

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  12. I like what defense headqtr are doing to curb this excesses of their personnel

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  13. Sometimes some people behave like animals. For crying out loud this is another human being. You have a heart or what?

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  14. Nawa oooo. Demented people everywhere

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  15. Hope they get more serious beating....

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  16. Very good, they should make sure they deal with those involved.

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  17. Why is the army who are meant to protect citizens always be the one to molest them.... A serious and lasting solution to this should be sought for

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  18. Pls send those guys to jail, they act insane

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  19. Dis is wickedness, may the wicked never go unpunished

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