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Nigerian Army to Investigate Female Soldier’s Allegation of Maltreatment by Senior Officers

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By Ibrahim Khalil

The Nigerian Army (NA) says it has been inundated with audiovisuals making the rounds on social media of the unprofessional conduct of a female soldier in mufti, who claimed to have been maltreated by some senior officers.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu Director Army Public Relations, in a statement on Friday said,

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“It is instructive to state that considering the gravity of the allegations, NA as a disciplined force will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.”

“It is crucial to point out that contrary to the claims made in the video, the soldier in question has not exhausted the laid down procedure for seeking redress in the NA.

The Director maintained that “This is aside Human Rights and Gender Desks established in Army Headquarters and across NA formations, where complaints about human rights and gender issues are also entertained.

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He added that “The NA remains a professional force that self regulates and conducts its activities in adherence to established rules and ethics, while upholding the highest standards of discipline amongst personnel.

Major General Nwachukwu, stated, “We therefore encourage all personnel to always utilize the established channels for addressing grievances and concerns as a member of a noble and disciplined force.

He assured the general public that the NA as an institution is committed to upholding the integrity and morals of its personnel and as such appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings of the investigation.

General Nwachukwu stated, “We urge the public to allow the investigative process to take its course and refrain from making hasty judgments.

According to him, “The NA remains dedicated to serving our nation with honor and integrity.” He further stated.

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