- The Defence Headquarters have condemned the action of some soldiers against suspected kidnappers arrested along Abuja-Kaduna Highway
- The Military said the acts the troops are unprofessional and against the code of conduct of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
- According to the DHQ, the Chief of Defence Staff has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to bring to book all those found culpable in accordance with the military justice system
The Nigerian Military has condemned the treatment meted out to some suspected armed bandits and kidnappers who were arrested along Abuja - Kaduna Expressway by some troops.
The Military said the treatment of the suspects by the troops during an operation in a trending video is unprofessional and an outright violation of the Military code of conduct.
A statement signed by the acting director of defence information, Onyema Nwachukwu, said from the viral video, the troops had in their over-zealousness tied one of the suspects to a stake in a desperate attempt to extract information from him.
Nwachukwu said the Defence Headquarters in very strong terms condemn the act of ineptitude and exhibition of lawlessness by the soldiers.
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He said: "The DHQ considers the conduct of the troops highly regrettable. In order to promptly address the anomally, the Chief of Defence Staff has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to bring to book all those found culpable in accordance with the military justice system."
"We seize this opportunity to urge members of the public to please report any such misdemeanor to security agencies whenever they are observed," Nwachukwu said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Air Force had reassured citizens of its commitment to support the Nigeria Police, DSS and other security agencies with real time geospatial and imagery intelligence whilst making available its air assets for the conduct of tactical air support missions and increasing the frequency of air reconnaissance along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari axis.
This is part of inter-agency cooperation to address security challenges in the country, especially the issue of kidnapping and armed banditry along the route.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 3, while playing host to the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, and the Director General DSS, Yusuf Bichi, at Headquarters NAF, Abuja.
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