A soldier on Friday, October 9, was pictured maltreating a civilian in Oshodi, Lagos state for unknown reasons.
The photo showed the soldier standing atop the civilian with a stick which was apparently used in beating the hapless young man who ordered by the soldier to lay in a pool of dirty water while bystanders watched.
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Over time the military has been accused of gross violation of human rights. Just recently Akan Jackson, a sergeant attached to the Lagos police command accused some soldiers in the state of subjecting him and his friend to extreme torture and abuse.
The incident happened on Saturday, October 3, when three soldiers believed to be from Ibereko barracks accosted Jackson and his friend along the Alaba international market road.
Last month a similar case of military brutality happened in Nassarawa state which involved a suspected robber who was stripped naked and flogged by soldiers.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari last month reaffirmed his administration’s total commitment to the rule of law. He warned officers, troops and newly commissioned cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) that proven acts of human rights violation by the Armed Forces would be punished.