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NIGERIAN ARMY TO SANCTION OFFICER FOR DEHUMANIZING NYSC MEMBER IN CALABAR

The Army assured the general public that it would such such infractions from its personnel.

The Nigeria Army has expressed shocked over the dehumanizing of a serving Corp member in Calabar the State capital.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyemah Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement said the Nigeria Army has taken cognizance of a video clip currently making the rounds on the social media, where a female officer was seen dehumanizing a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, Cross River State.

According to him, this act is not only condemnable, but unprofessional and against established precepts of discipline in the NA.

“The NA has remained undoubtedly the pride of the nation, a symbol of national unity that has consistently being in the vanguard of respect
for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry. 

It is against this premise that the NA condemns this unimaginable level of infraction by a personnel in its ranks”.

“The NA therefore, condemns in strong terms, this act of gross misconduct. Undoubtedly, the officer’s actions has caused the NA monumental embarrassment and is highly regrettable. 

This unfortunate act of indiscipline does not in anyway represent the NA and will not be condoned in its entirety”.

The Army spokesman, however, assured the general public that The Nigeria Army would such such infractions from its personnel.

The NA also reassures that the rights of the citizenry is sacrosanct and must be respected by all personnel of the NA, as any form of infraction will be severely dealt with”.

“Therefore, the general public is enjoined to continue to report such infractions, as Human Rights Desks in all formations of the NA are
emplaced to deal decisively with such erring personnel”.9 The NA further wishes to tender unreserved apology to the victim, her
family members, friends, National Youth Service Corps and to Nigerians in general for the unwholesome treatment meted out to the Corps member”, he said.

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