- NAF has commenced disciplinary action against its personnel found assaulting a civilian
- Two personnel of NAF were seen in a video assaulting a civilian in Abuja
- Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesman for NAF, said the personnel were identified as Lance Corporal Josiah Yisa and Aircraftman Johnson Hunton
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced disciplinary action against its personnel who were found of assaulting civilian.
Legit.ng reports that this was made known on Saturday, August 31, by the director of public relations and information headquarters NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, on his official Twitter page.
It would be recalled that two personnel of the NAF were seen assaulting a civilian in a video which later went viral on the internet.
Daramola said the personnel have been identified as Lance Corporal Josiah Yisa and Aircraftman Johnson Hunton, following a directive by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
He said the airmen were part of an FCT joint task team conducting patrols around locations in Abuja on Friday, August 30, when they allegedly observed the victim snatching a lady’s purse, claiming that it was in the process of enforcing his arrest that they inadvertently assaulted him.
Daramola also noted that they personnel acted illegally, regardless of the victim’s alleged offence.
He said: "Pursuant to Nigerian Air Force’s zero tolerance for human rights violations and sequel to preliminary investigations, they have been charged and will be tried on September 2, and punished accordingly, if found guilty.
"The public will be duly notified of the outcome. While tendering its unreserved apology to the victim, Nigerian Air Force assures that, as a professional and disciplined force, it will continue to uphold the rights of all Nigerians, while remaining accountable to the Nigerian people."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel on Monday, July 22, lost their lives during a gun battle with bandits in Kaduna while several others were injured in an ambush by the gunmen at Birnin Gwari local government area of the state.
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