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Army demotes, imprison soldiers maltreating physically challenged man

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…Jude Johnson 

The Nigerian Army has handed over tough punishment for the two soldiers found maltreating a physically challenged man by demoting and sending them to prison.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, said the soldiers where tried based on two-count charges.
“Consequently, both have been sentenced to reduction in rank; from Corporal to Private Soldiers and 21 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) respectively,  which includes forfeiture of 21 days’ pay to the Federal Government of Nigeria,” Usman stated.

He said that the Nigerian Army has also reached out to the victim of their unjustifiable assault, Mr. Chijioke Uraku (alias CJ), as widely reported by the media.

The Spokesman also assured Army avowed determination to ensure that troops conduct themselves in the most orderly and professional manner at all times.

He stressed that “any act of indiscipline would not be tolerated”


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