By OKOSUN DENNIS
81 Division, Nigerian Army, said it has detained six soldiers for allegedly brutalising a woman in Ikorodu last Sunday.
The unnamed woman was said to have been manhandled by the soldiers for having the effrontery to challenge them to stop beating her brother.
As a result of the outcry and public condemnation about the treatment melted out on the girl, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 81 Division, Lieutenant Colonel Monday Daudu said in Lagos on Wednesday that a Board of Inquiry has been constituted by the Commander, 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment to look at the circumstances that led to the
beaten and recommend appropriate sanction to the soldiers.
Meanwhile, National Daily learnt that six soldiers are being detained in regards to the incident.
Lt Col Daudu said, “The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to the social media and Newspapers online reports on “Alleged brutalization of a female by soldiers”.
“The incident occurred in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos state involving soldiers of 174 Battalion on Sunday 12 March 2017
“The alleged incident is highly regrettable, even as the Division under the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for inhuman treatment. Discipline remains the bedrock of the Nigerian Military Profession.
He added that the army authority expressed shock about the incidences, even though isolated, will not be treated with any laxity.
Lt Col Daudu further explained that a Board of Inquiry has been constituted by the Commander 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Elias Attu 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 female has been taken to a hospital where she is responding to treatment while six soldiers are being detained in regards to the inciden,.” he said