Nigerian Army Detains 6 Soldiers Over Brutalized Ikorodu Lady, Releases Statement

Nigerian Army detains 6 soldiers over brutalized Ikorodu lady, releases statement
 The Nigerian Army has reacted after a lady, Ruth Orji was allegedly
attacked by soldiers attached to 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, around 8:30pm
on Sunday.
The  woman was attacked and severely injured by soldiers in Ikorodu,
Lagos State, reportedly because she challenged a soldier who slapped her
brother for no reason. Ruth sued the Nigerian Army and her attackers,
among other things, demanded N250m as damages.
Read an official statement from the Nigerian Army over the incident. 6 soldiers have been detained because of the incident.


  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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. It is quite disheartening
    when such incidences occur even though isolated will not be treated with
    any laxity.

Consequently, 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 hospital where
she is responding to treatment while 6 soldiers are being detained in
regards to the incident.

Gentlemen of the press, may I thank you for
your timely information in bringing such incidences to fore. The
Division remains committed to its tasks as part of the constitutional
mandate of the Nigerian Army.

It continues to enjoin all to be law abiding and count on their support and cooperation.
You are please requested to disseminate the information to the general public.

Lieutenant Colonel
Ag Deputy Director Army Public Relations