The Nigerian Army High Command said that it has apprehended one of the soldiers who allegedly assaulted Traffic Wardens, last week, at Adeoyo Road by Ring Road, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.
The Army assured to identify and fish out other assailants who were engaged in the dastardly act, saying that a thorough investigation into the matter was in progress.
According to the statement, “Following the viral video of an assault on two traffic wardens by men on military uniform suspected to be soldiers, the Headquarters Nigerian Army ordered an immediate investigation to identify and arrest the culprits.”
The statement disclosed that the investigation into the matter had commenced to identify and arrest the culprits and that this was already yielding positive results.
It continued, “the investigation is also already yielding results as one of the assailants, a Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army has been taken into custody, efforts are being made in collaboration with the Oyo State Command of the Nigerian Police Force to identify, locate and arrest the remaining culprits.
“Even as the investigation is still ongoing, the Nigerian Army wishes to dissociate itself from the very reprehensible conduct of the individuals seen in that video.”
“The NA has condemned the unwarranted attack of its personnel on other security personnel and the civilians and assured to deal decisively with the culprits to serve as a deterrent to curtail its future occurrence.
“The vicious attack on fellow security personnel or any unarmed citizens in the manner seen in the video is not consistent with the ethos and professionalism of the Nigerian Army and therefore stands condemned in very strong terms.
“At the end of the investigation, anyone found culpable in the sordid incident will be made to face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions of the Nigerian Army”.