The Nigerian Army has swung into action following a viral video of a soldier threatening to rape women and girls in Warri.
The video was triggered after some angry mobs killed a soldier for the alleged murder of a resident during the imposed lockdown.
The Nigerian Army, however, released a statement revealing that the soldiers involved in the making of the video have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
The full statement reads;
“Soldiers in a viral video using uncouth and uncivilized language purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri Delta State were arrested at 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment Lagos State today 3 April 2020 and further investigation is ongoing.
“The general public should be assured that the investigations will be swift and fair in accordance with applicable military laws. The outcome of the investigations will determine the most appropriate disciplinary measures that can be taken in the circumstances
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel.”
Watch the video below [Warning: content contains abusive and offensive language];
We have proof of the video and now we need proof of the arrest and trial pic.twitter.com/UhozczyPTu
— Oby (@Amba____) April 3, 2020