attacked by soldiers attached to 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, around 8:30pm
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.
ALLEGED CASE OF BRUTALLIZATION BY SOLDIERS
- 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
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.
Ag Deputy Director Army Public Relations