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Nigerian Army to investigate female soldier’s claim of abuse by senior officers

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‘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’

By Valentine Amanze

The Nigerian Army (NA) has assured the public that it would thoroughly investigate the allegation in the social media by a female soldier that she was being abused and maltreated by some senior officers.

The army gave the assurance in its X, @HQNigerianArmy, signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu.

It stated that the female soldier was unprofessional by going to the social media to air her grievances instead of the normal channel in the Army.

“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.

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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. 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,” the Army stated.

It however advised all personnel to always utilize the established channels for addressing grievances and concerns as a member of a noble and disciplined force.

“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,” according to the NA.

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