The Nigerian Army has responded to a viral video showing individuals dressed in military attire physically abusing civilians at a popular hotel in Kaduna. The video prompted the Army to swiftly launch an investigation to confirm its authenticity and identify those involved.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the video was offensive and unacceptable.
“The condemnable incident, which was said to have taken place at 2Season Hotel and Resorts, Kaduna, is an aberration of the values and ethics of professionalism, courage, selflessness, and service to humanity, which the NA represents.
“As a disciplined and regimented force committed to the supremacy of the constitution, defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation as well as aid to civil authorities, the NA has zero tolerance for any act inimical to the rights and well-being of the citizenry.
“Consequently, authorities of the NA have directed immediate investigation into the audio-visual footage to ascertain its veracity, with a view to identifying the culprits.
“Outcome of the investigation and sanctions against the persons clad in military camouflage, who perpetrated the dastardly acts, if found to be NA personnel, would be treated in accordance with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Acts.”
He expressed gratitude to the general public for their ongoing support of the Nigerian Army and encouraged all law-abiding citizens to carry out their lawful activities without being intimidated or harassed by any group.