Two officers who allegedly threatened to rape women in Delta state, and infect them with HIV, have been arrested by Nigerian Army.
The arrested soldiers had in a video that went viral earlier on Friday, threatened to infect women, wives and daughters in Warri , Delta state with HIV in retaliation of the alleged murder of their colleague in the state.
Some youth protesting the killing of Joseph Pessu, a Warri resident, by a soldier enforcing the lockdown in the state, had reportedly beaten another soldier to death
However, Nigerian Army in a statement on Friday said the men were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos, adding that further investigations were ongoing.
The statement reads, “Soldiers in a viral video using uncouth and uncivilised language purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri, Delta State, were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos State, today 3 April, 2020 and further investigation is ongoing.
The general public should be assured that the investigations will be swift and fair in accordance with applicable military laws.
“The outcome of the investigations will determine the most appropriate disciplinary measures that can be taken in the circumstances.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel.”
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