Nigerian army to punish soldiers for maltreating suspected armed robber

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The Nigerian Army has said that it will punish the soldiers involved in the maltreatment of an alleged armed robber at Mararraba, Nasarawa State that has attracted a front page photograph of Monday edition of Daily Trust newspaper.
The army said that the photograph, which is also trending on the Social Media, has done incalculable damage to the image of the service.
“The act was unfortunate and at variance with military ethics and professionalism. The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that the perpetrators of the offence have been identified, summoned and would face disciplinary action.
“The Army has also reached out to the management of the newspaper over this poor and worrisome editorial judgement by giving this misdemeanour prominence in their paper.
“Alerting appropriate Nigerian Army authorities would have been a better option that will be met with prompt response.
“We wish to assure the public that the Nigerian Army would continue to protect and respect human rights and that this regrettable incidence should not be used as a yardstick to judge the entire Army,” Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations said in a statement.
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