The Nigerian Army has reacted after a lady, Ruth Orji was allegedly attacked by soldiers attached to 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, around 8:30pm on Sunday.
The woman was attacked and severely injured by soldiers in Ikorodu, Lagos State, reportedly because she challenged a soldier who slapped her brother for no reason. Ruth sued the Nigerian Army and her attackers, among other things, demanded N250m as damages. 6 soldiers have been detained because of the incident.
Read an official statement from the Nigerian Army below...
ALLEGED CASE OF BRUTALLIZATION BY SOLDIERS
Consequently, a Board of Inquiry has been constituted by the Commander 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Elias Attu to investigate the circumstances that led to the incident, determine the level of the soldiers involvement, submit its findings and recommend appropriate disciplinary measures which will be communicated.
The female has been taken to hospital where she is responding to treatment while 6 soldiers are being detained in regards to the incident.
Gentlemen of the press, may I thank you for your timely information in bringing such incidences to fore. The Division remains committed to its tasks as part of the constitutional mandate of the Nigerian Army.
It continues to enjoin all to be law abiding and count on their support and cooperation.
You are please requested to disseminate the information to the general public.
Ag Deputy Director Army Public Relations
*What on earth? can any sane person brutalize a woman this much?