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Army arrest soldier, trail others for beating police traffic wardens in Ibadan

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Army arrest soldier, trail others for beating police traffic wardens in Ibadan
Army arrest soldier, trail others for beating police traffic wardens in Ibadan

The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier for assaulting two police wardens in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

A viral video showed him and others beat up the policemen who were controlling traffic.

The incident took place on Friday, January 7 at Adeoye Road by Ring Road.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Public Relations, said the Army Headquarters ordered an investigation.

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The spokesman announced that the soldier in custody is a Lance Corporal; his name withheld.

“Efforts are being made in collaboration with the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force to identify, locate and arrest the remaining culprits”, Nwachukwu noted.

The General said vicious attack on fellow security personnel or unarmed citizens was not consistent with the ethos and professionalism of the Nigerian Army.

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“Anyone found culpable in the Ibadan incident will face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions,” the statement added.

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