Two soldiers who threatened to molest and rape women in Delta state, and infect them with HIV, have been arrested in Lagos, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
The Nigerian Army made the announcement in a series of tweets on its Twitter handle on Friday evening.
Thus news medium reports that the officers, in a viral video Friday morning, had threatened to rape mothers, wives, and daughters in Warri, in retaliation of the alleged murder of their colleague in the state.
Some youths in the town had reportedly beaten a soldier to death during the protest of the killing of Joseph Pessu, a Warri resident by the soldier enforcing lockdown in the state.
According to the Army, the officers were arrested at the Ikeja military cantonment in Lagos state on Friday after a series of investigations.
The tweets read: “Soldiers in a viral video using uncouth and uncivilized language purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri Delta State were arrested at 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment Lagos State today 3 April 2020 and further investigation is ongoing.
“The general public should be assured that the investigations will be swift and fair in accordance with applicable military laws. The outcome of the investigations will determine the most appropriate disciplinary measures that can be taken in the circumstance.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel.”
The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel. 3/3
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) April 3, 2020