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COVID-19 Lockdown: Soldiers Allegedly Brutalizes NTA Staff Going Home From Work In Ondo [Photos]

An NTA staff was brutalized by soldiers who were effecting a lockdown order issued by the state government.

A staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Mr Jide Bello, has taken to social media to accuse the Nigerian soldiers brutalising him while on his way back home in Ondo State.

On his Facebook page, the NTA staff said the soldiers who brutalized him, were effecting a lockdown order issued by the state government.

He pleaded with the military men that he was on his way home from the office, but his plea fell on deaf ears even after he presented his ID card.

Mr Bello said he will sue the Nigerian Army and the Ondo State government for the alleged harassment, after subjecting himself to 14 days isolation. He wrote:

“My unfortunate experience tonight in the hands of Nigerian army along ondo road after the evening news at exactly 1950hrs in the name of curfew declared by Ondo state government led by Mr.Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

They asked for my identification in which I obliged but education is key in any field we belong, very unfortunate the military man could not understand what I mean by NTA and could not read anything from the I.D card but thank God for a superior officer that later intervened and begged me but am looking out to sue Nigerian army and Oñdo. State government for harassment.

Am hereby subjecting myself to 14days isolation because I don’t know what they might done to my health”.

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