Some soldiers in the Operation Burst security outfit in the Southwest have been detained for assaulting and harassing innocent residents of Beere area in Ibadan, Oyo State.
KanyiDaily had earlier reported how some soldiers were caught on camera shaving the heads of some youth in the community claiming they were “indecent hairstyles”.
Another shocking video circluating the social media shows a soldier flogging a woman publicly for what they termed ‘indecent dressing.’
In the viral video, a young lady wearing a spaghetti-strapped dress and orange-coloured hairstyle was made to sit on the bare floor at a filling station while a soldier whipped her buttocks.
The lady begged the soldier repeatedly but the adamant soldier asked her not to protect her buttocks as he continued to whip her until the end of the 41 seconds’ video as onlookers stood nearby.
Following the public outcry on Twitter, the state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede, described the conduct of the soldiers as “unlawful”.
Mr Fakorede said the officers have been arrested and taken in for disciplinary actions.
“My ears are full of news of the unlawful activities of some Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, over the weekend,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I have immediately reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I’ve been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks — they will be dealt with accordingly.
“This will not repeat itself again in Oyo State. Please, kindly go about your daily business and activities without fear. Thank you.”
Fakorede said the security outfit, Operation Burst, has admitted the video and apologised to the families of those assaulted by the erring officers.
Watch the videos below:
— Arrayhan TV (@ArrayhanTv) November 2, 2020
Soldier beating a woman in Peere in Ibadan because of indecent dressing.
They also cut the hair of some of passersby after allegedly harassing and extorting them. But how can this happen just a week after chaos happened in Nigeria over police brutality?
— Akin Blog 🇳🇬 (@STermined) November 1, 2020
KanyiDaily had also reported how a soldier identified as Corporal Omoh F. was arrested for threatning and assaulting a lady at an ATM gallery of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in Oshodi, Lagos State.