Officers of the Nigerian Army who were recorded in viral videos assaulting some residents of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo state on Sunday, November 1, have been arrested.
A soldier was filmed flogging a lady while another cut the hair of some young men in the area over what they term ‘indecent’ dressing. They allegedly collected money from them after harassing and extorting them.
Following the widespread condemnation that the abuses elicited, the soldiers have been arrested and taken to the barracks.
This development was disclosed by the Oyo state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede.
He wrote on Twitter ;
”My ears are full with news of the unlawful activities of some Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, over the weekend. I have immediately reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I’ve been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks — they will be dealt with accordingly. This will not repeat itself again in Oyo State. Please, kindly go about your daily business and activities without fear. Thank you.”