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  • Updated: January 12, 2024

We'll probe alleged maltreatment of female soldier by senior officers — Army

We'll probe alleged maltreatment of female soldier by senior

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it will launch an investigation into the alleged maltreatment of a female soldier by senior officers.

Responding to the allegations of the female soldier in a trending video, the army explained that the soldier has not exhausted the laid-down procedure for seeking redress in the Nigerian Army.

As contained in a statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, the Nigerian Army remains committed to upholding professionalism in its service to the nation, keeping to the highest standards of discipline among its personnel.

Nwachukwu further encouraged all personnel to always utilise the established channels for addressing grievances and concerns as members of a noble and disciplined force.

The statement partly reads: "The Nigerian Army (NA) 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.

"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.

"This is aside from the Human Rights and Gender Desks established in Army Headquarters and across NA formations, where complaints about human rights and gender issues are also entertained. 

"We assure 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.

"We urge the public to allow the investigative process to take its course and refrain from making hasty judgements. The NA remains dedicated to serving our nation with honour and integrity."

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