The soldiers who were spotted in viral videos assaulting some residents of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday, November 1, have been apprehended.
On of the soldiers was filmed flogging a grown woman while another cut the hair of some young men in the area over what they term ‘indecent’ dressing. They allegedly extorted money from them after harassing them
Following the public outcry, the soldiers have been arrested and taken to the barracks. This was revealed on Twitter by the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede.
Read his tweets below;
”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.”
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Here's a soldier beating a woman earlier today in Beere in Ibadan, Oyo state, for what they term 'indecent' dressing. They also cut the hair of some of passers-by after allegedly harassing and extorting them. Swipe for more videos. But how can this happen just a week after chaos happened in Nigeria over police brutality? Was that struggle all for nothing?