Soldiers and abusing citizens is now the major threat that has brought fear to youths as they were seen in viral videos assaulting some residents of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo state on Sunday, November 1, have now been arrested.
One of the soldier was filmed flogging a lady while another cut the hair of some young men in the area over what they term ‘indecent’ dressing and collected money from them after harassing and extorting them.
The state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede disclosed on Twitter that he has helped in arresting them Following the public outcry, the soldiers have been arrested and taken to the barracks.
“My ears are full with news of the unlawful activities of some Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, over the weekend. 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”.