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Nigerian Army to investigate soldiers maltreating civilians in Kaduna

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The Nigerian Army has ordered an immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage of individuals wearing military camouflage maltreating civilians at 2Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Kaduna. The investigation aims to determine the authenticity of the footage and to identify the culprits.

In a statement by Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of Army Public Relations, he condemned the actions of the men and assured that if found to be Nigerian Army personnel, they would be punished in accordance with the Armed Forces Acts.

He emphasized that the behavior of the perpetrators contradicts the professionalism, courage, selflessness, and service to humanity that the Nigerian Army represents. The Nigerian Army is committed to defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation as well as aiding civil authorities, and will not tolerate any acts inimical to the rights and well-being of civilians.

The Nigerian Army urges all law-abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation, and to report any misconduct by troops to Nigerian Army Human Rights Desks at the Headquarters Nigerian Army or at the Divisions Headquarters.

By promptly addressing the issue of soldiers maltreating civilians, the Nigerian Army demonstrates its commitment to upholding human rights and protecting the people it serves

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