- The Nigerian Army has vowed to punish soldiers who were behind the torture and killing of a Boko Haram terrorist
- According to the army, such soldiers will be arrested and court-martialed irrespective of who they are
- The military described the extrajudicial killing as totally condemnable
The Nigerian Army has reacted to the torture of a captured Boko Haram terrorist by soldiers recorded in a viral video clip.
Frowning at the development, the army's spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, on Monday, November 4, said that the military will see to it that those behind the act will be made to face justice, Channels TV reports.
Musa stated that the army strongly condemns the killing, adding that it is an infringement on human rights.
He said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to a video reportedly showing some NA personnel engaged in unprofessional torture and above all extrajudicial killing of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist likely in the northeast theatre of operation.
“The NA wishes to clearly and strongly condemn the action of those involved (whoever they may be) in the misconduct, and that the dastardly act is completely unacceptable, unethical and is against the cherished core values of the NA especially that of respect for others and their fundamental rights.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (CAS) revealed the military's position on Operation Positive Identification (OPI).
Buratai, on Thursday, October 31, said that the OPI would in no way be a source of inconvenience to the daily lives of Nigerians.
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