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Nigerian Army Cries Out, Accuses Police Of Killing & Brutalizing Its Members

The Nigerian army has cried out over alleged killing and assault on its personnel by officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Igbere TV reports.

In a letter dated November 23, 2021 and seen by IGBERE TV which was shared to all formations and units, the Chief of Army Staff called on its officers to “forward all recorded incidence of police brutality against personnel of the Nigerian Army.”

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IGBERE TV reports that Police brutality is common in Nigeria and was responsible for the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria last 2020.

The letter was signed by Major General J. A. Ataguba titled, ‘Evaluating Incidences Of Police Brutality Against Personnel Of Nigerian Army.’

Through the letter, the army also mandated its personal to evaluate and present evidence surrounding the circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaints raised.

The letter read, “The NA is constitutionally tasked to provide aid to civil authorities when called upon. This responsibility has occasioned conducting joint activities with members of the civil and paramilitary organizations. These joint operations with other security agencies particularly the Nigerian Police (NP) create occasions for the police to equate its hierarchy with the NA and this has often led to friction, especially at the lower levels.

“This friction has occasionally led to bodily harm and in some cases death to our troops. This is in spite of the fact that the victims have been identified and established to be serving personnel.

“This Dept is therefore conducting an evaluation of these occurrences with a view to establishing the frequency and recommend possible remedial measures to stem the tide. Consequently, all NA corps, formations and establishments are please requested to forward all recorded incidence of police brutality against personnel of the NA.

“The report should cover the last 2 years. Returns to reach this NLT 8 December 21 and should be forwarded using enclosed formal.“

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Wisdom Nwedene studied English language and literature at Ebonyi State University. He is a seasoned investigative journalist, editor, writer. Contact him via 07034977317 or Nwedenewisdom@gmail.com ; Facebook : Wisdom Nwedene Twitter : @Wisdomkosi (Instagram) : Wisdom Nwedene

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