Soldiers Who Flogged Lady Over ‘Indecent’ Dressing, Shaving Youths Detained

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Soldiers Who Flogged Lady Over 'Indecent' Dressing, Shaving Youths Detained - Vantage News Nigeria
Soldiers flogging a lady in Ibadan

Some army personnel attached to the Operation Burst have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a lady in the Beere community, Ibadan, the Oyo State security outfit, said on Monday.

It was alleged that the lady was beaten by some soldiers attached to the security team over allegation of ‘indecent dressing.’

Footage showing the assault on the lady, whose identity has yet to be ascertained, went viral at the weekend.

In the viral video, officials of the outfit were seen using horsewhip on her in the full glare of residents of Beere.

Residents of the area alleged that the officials of the outfit had been terrorising them on flimsy excuses in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.

The Punch reports that during a programme tagged: Fresh FM Situation Room on Fresh 105.9 FM on Monday, the Commander, Operation Burst, Captain Usolo, apologised to the families of those assaulted by personnel of the outfit.

The Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the state, Seun Fakorede, was quoted as saying, “My ears are full with news of the unlawful activities of some soldiers of the Nigerian Army. I reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I have been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks. They will be dealt with accordingly.”

Some of the soldiers, who were chanting ‘End SARS’, also shaved the heads of some youths said to be wearing improper hairstyles.

 

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