Two Nigerian soldiers have threatened to rape the mothers of the youths in Warri, Delta state who allegedly killed one of their colleagues yesterday April 2.
Recall that during the enforcement of the lockdown exercise in the state on Thursay April 2, youths in Ugbuwangue community in Warri, Delta state had a clash with some soldiers after a youth leader identified as Jospeh Pessu, was allegedly shot dead by a soldier. Read here.
The youths pursued the soldiers and attacked them physically. Unconfirmed reports claim that one of the soldiers died during the faceoff.
Two aggrieved members of the Army made a video, threatining to sexually abuse the mothers, wives and daughters of the youths that allegedly killed their colleague. They threatened to infect the girls and women with HIV.
VIDEO: Nigerian Soldiers Threaten To Rape Women In Warri, Infect Them With HIV In Retaliation For Killing Colleague @HQNigerianArmy #CoronavirusLockdown #LockDownNigeria #COVID19 #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/7gsozO3lXb— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) April 3, 2020
Update: Human Rights lawyer takes up case
Human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has revealed that investigation is now ongoing and that the two soldiers will be arrested before the end of today for prosecution.
He wrote: "This is barbaric and unprofessional. Needless to say that investigation is ongoing and these miscreants will be arrested before end of day. The @HQNigerianArmy is an institution & with the cooperation of the public it will not be denigrated by cancerous nodes such as this."
This is barbaric and unprofessional. Needless to say that investigation is ongoing and these miscreants will be arrested before end of day. The @HQNigerianArmy is an institution & with the cooperation of the public it will not be denigrated by cancerous nodes such as this. 🦠 https://t.co/aHtDxLBYQ7— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) April 3, 2020
The Nigerian Army has seemingly taken up the case
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. 1/3— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) April 3, 2020
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 circumstances 2/3— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) April 3, 2020
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