Personnel of the Nigerian Navy have assaulted a girl, dispossessing her of her sensible telephone and throwing it right into a river at Owerrinta in Abia State.
The girl, who spoke on the situation of anonymity with SaharaReporters, said that the navy personnel harassed and threatened her, claiming that she was filming them on the checkpoint.
In accordance with her, the incident occurred final Thursday, when she boarded a bike which was heading for Okpoala earlier than she was stopped by the safety personnel standing with a rifle at a checkpoint in between Imo and Abia states.
“As a traditional routine, I and the bike man went down from the bike simply to cross the checkpoint on foot. The bike man dragged his bike whereas I adopted him with my telephone inside my pocket.
“At this level, my telephone rang and I made a decision to deliver it off my pocket to know who was calling me. I’ve at all times used this route so I do know I can not take calls till I cross the bitter-looking armed naval operatives.
“Sadly, a tall darkish navy personnel wanting like Fulani concluded that I used to be taking an image of him which was a lie. My telephone rang out loud and it was inconceivable for me to be taking photos identical time.
“These I attempted explaining to him, however he hurriedly snatched the telephone off me and smashed it numerous instances on the tarred street. Wanting on the already pieced telephone with tears in my eyes, I pleaded to have not less than my SIM playing cards, however the depraved soul as an alternative picked the smashed telephone and threw it into the close by river.
“I am extremely pained as a result of my sensible telephone is my livelihood, I earn my dwelling with it and that is why I do not joke with it,” she added.
There have been latest stories of brutality by army personnel stationed within the South-East area who intimidate passers-by together with motorists and bus drivers who go about their enterprise actions.
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