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Nigerian Army confirms video of officer dehumanising female corps member, apologises to victim’s family

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The Nigerian Military (NA), on Thursday, mentioned it has taken cognizance of a video clip at present making the rounds on social media. The video confirmed how a feminine officer dehumanized a member of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, Cross River State.

Recall that on September 22, 2021, a navy officer serving within the thirteenth Brigade Command of the Nigerian Military in Calabar merely recognized as Lt. Chika Viola Anele was allegedly caught on digicam dehumanizing a feminine Youth Corps member.
The sufferer, whose title was given as Ezeiruaku Ifenyinwa Fidelia, a feminine corps member was reportedly serving within the thirteenth Brigade.

Within the video which has now gone viral, the sufferer was seen wearing her full NYSC uniform, the military officer compelled her to kneel down and she or he was seen pouring a liquid substance, suspected to be soiled water on her whereas intermittently hitting her with the container.

Confirming the unprofessional conduct of the officer in an announcement on Thursday, Brigadier Common Onyema Nwachukwu,
Director Military Public Relations, mentioned
the act was not solely condemnable, however unprofessional and in opposition to established precepts of self-discipline within the NA.

He mentioned, the NA has remained undoubtedly the satisfaction of the nation, an emblem of nationwide unity that has persistently being within the vanguard of respect for the basic human rights of the citizenry.

” It’s in opposition to this premise that the NA condemns this unimaginable degree of infraction by a personnel in its ranks,” the assertion mentioned.

In keeping with him, the NA, subsequently, condemns in robust phrases, this act of gross misconduct.

“Undoubtedly, the officer’s actions has brought about the NA monumental embarrassment and is extremely regrettable,” he mentioned.

He added that, the unlucky act of indiscipline doesn’t in anyway symbolize the NA and won’t be condoned in its entirety. For the report, the ugly incident occurred in 13 Brigade, Calabar.

It mentioned the Brigade Commander instantly instituted an investigation and the officer concerned has been recognized and sanctioned on the interim and can be made to endure regimental orders (trial) in keeping with the extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act.

The assertion claims that, “The submission that the Brigade tried overlaying up was, subsequently, deceptive, because the NA stays a or.ofessional pressure that has zero tolerance for indiscipline amongst its personnel.”

In keeping with him, the NA needs to reiterate and guarantee most of the people that such infractions wouldn’t be tolerated from its personnel.

He added that, the NA additionally reassured that the rights of the citizenry is sacrosanct and should be revered by all personnel of the NA, as any type of infraction will likely be severely handled.

“Subsequently, most of the people is enjoined to proceed to report such infractions, as Human Rights Desks in all formations of the NA are emplaced to deal decisively with such erring private,” he mentioned.

It mentioned the NA additional needs to tender unreserved apology to the sufferer, her relations, buddies, Nationwide Youth Service Corps and to Nigerians generally for the unwholesome remedy meted out to the Corps member.

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