Yet another case of soldier brutality has been recorded against an unidentified alleged Nigerian soldier.
Although the victim’s identity is yet unknown and details are still sketchy, the spine-chilling viral photo showing the victim’s body scarred with bruises and drained of colour is been shared on social media in aim of getting the attention of appropriate authorities to investigate the matter.
The said lady was mercilessly beaten by a certain soldier following her protest over his slapping her brother. The said incident reportedly happened in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to Facebook user Sheriff Alabi Mosalu who shared the story; “I think nigerian army should be called to order fast…this lady was brutalised by 174 battallion Ikorodu all because she challenged a soldier that slapped her brother….this is becoming too much and barbaric likewise….please share till it gets to buratai….i dont want to believe our soldiers are animals…kilode”.
Recall that other cases similar to this have also made rounds recently; the case of Nollywood actress Jewel Infinity whose real name Ebere Ohakwe who was hospitalised following severe beatings she received from a military personnel and even more recently a viral video of two soldiers descending on a disabled man at New Market Road, Osha in Onitsha, February 7 for wearing military camouflage emerged. The case was later handled with due punishment meted out against the erring officers.
This is sadly becoming a norm, soldiers need to be put in check so they don’t get intoxicated with power.