Nigerian Air Force arrests officers for flogging curfew defaulters
- The Nigerian Air Force has reacted to the alleged human rights violation by some of its personnel
- The actions of the officers has been condemned by the Nigerian Air Force
- According to the force, the conduct of its personnel goes against its core values
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The Nigerian Air Force has arrested some of its personnel for reportedly flogging hoodlums who allegedly violated the curfew in Osun state.
In a statement on Wednesday, October 28, via its Twitter handle, the Air Force said the officers were arrested after a video showed them flogging suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.
It stated that it does not condone such irresponsible acts and has zero-tolerance for human rights violations.
The Air Force stated that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. It said the acts depicted in the video are at variance with its core values.
In another report, Abdullahi Bello, the divisional police officer (DPO) of the Kubwa area of Abuja has narrated how he was almost stabbed by hoodlums who invaded the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.
According to The Cable, Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the hoodlums threatened to attack police officers who tried to dissuade them from looting.
The DPO said he and his men had to retreat when the hoodlums started throwing stones and pulling out knives.
Meanwhile, Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri has appealed to hoodlums to return what they stole from public and private warehouses in the state within 12 hours.
Daily Trust reported that the governor, however, threatened to demolish or revoke the certificate of occupancy of houses where looted properties are kept.
Legit.ng gathered that Fintiri in a special broadcast on Tuesday, October 27, asked looters to return the stolen items to the nearest police stations or traditional rulers’ houses within the state.
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