Commission Asks Army To Produce Soldiers Who Forced Nigerian To Roll In Muddy Water

Published On: August 11, 2015, 6:46 am (5 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Nigerian Army to produce the soldiers alleged to have forced a fellow Nigerian to roll in muddy water on Saturday in Mararaba, Nasarawa State for investigation and further action.

The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, who made the request at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, urged the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, to produce the alleged perpetrators within 72 hours beginning on Monday.

Angwe warned the military against using horse whips on Nigerians as well as asking them to engage in “frog jump” and other corporal punishments as they constituted gross violation of their fundamental human rights.

He said: “All such practices whereby citizens are forced to frog jump by military officials or the use of horsewhip by VIP escorts to push off the road innocent road users and other forms of corporal punishment must cease forthwith.

“The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria is committed to ensuring not only the recognition of the rights of all Nigerians but also the respect for such rights.

“The Chief of Army Staff is hereby requested to identify the alleged violators and submit them to the commission within 72 hours from today for a thorough investigation and necessary action.”

The executive secretary described the military’s act of intimidation as condemnable, particularly in a democratic setting such as Nigeria’s.

Angwe said: “It is sad that in spite of the assurance given to Nigerians and the international community by the Federal Government of Nigeria of its determination to protect the human rights of Nigerians, some officials of the Federal Government are yet to realise that change has indeed come to Nigeria and as such, such officials are still engaged in old practices as if nothing has changed.

“At the same time, while the Chief of Army Staff, the hierarchy of the Nigerian military and the police continue to express their commitment towards the observance and protection of human rights in Nigeria, some officers of these institutions have continued to exceed the scope of their authority in the conduct of their assignments by engaging in some excessive and reckless conducts that continue to undermine the rights of Nigerians.”

Angwe called for an immediate end to all forms of corporal punishment meted out to the citizenry.

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Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 06:46 AM | Addicted Hero
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:07 AM | Gistmaniac
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:20 AM | Upcoming
The Army will not provide d soldier, mek una go tel police

Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:29 AM | Gistmaniac
very good
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:42 AM | Addicted Hero
It was on d news dis morning. And d military said they have fish out d culprit.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:20 AM | Addicted Hero
Better that way, it's a welcome development.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:24 AM | Gistmaniac
Good and that is a lesson to others
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:40 AM | Gistmaniac
Army always like to disgrace people.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:49 AM | Gistmaniac
only God knows
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:26 AM | Hero
all these men in uniform , are all barbaric animal  with low brain cells.. i hope they comply with the PROFESSOR
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:29 AM | Addicted Hero
Nice job.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:33 AM | Addicted Hero
Sai baba Buhari, chanqe is here and here it is to stay.... APC, chanji
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 10:03 AM | Newbie
Sai baba Buhari, chanqe is here and here it is to stay.... APC, chanji
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 10:04 AM | Newbie
Sai baba Buhari, chanqe is here and here it is to stay.... APC, chanji
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 10:05 AM | Newbie
Let watch nd c if it doesn't repeat in d nxt 2 mnths.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 12:08 PM | Upcoming
unknown soldier
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 12:18 PM | Upcoming
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 03:02 PM | Upcoming
Has buhari seen this? Na only buhari wey I knw wey go fit make things happen by dealing with those idiots dat call themselves soldiers Angry
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 03:13 PM | Addicted Hero
no be today na!.
even as i'm writing this, some soldiers somewhere are still rough-handling civilians.
once theyput on those camouflages, they think they are God.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 06:22 PM | Gistmaniac
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