Nigerians being dehumanized by Air force personnel
After a video showing military personnel dehumanizing and assaulting curfew defaulters in Osun state, the security officers involved have been arrested.
In a statement released on Wednesday October 28, the Nigeria Air Force said the officers have been arrested and an investigation has commenced.
Recall that the Nigeria Air Force personnel were seen in the viral video flogging curfew defaulters in Ilesha, Osun state sparking widespread condemnation.
The video which made rounds on social media on Tuesday, October 27, showed the curfew defaulters inside muddy water while being flogged by the security agents.
The statement reads:
”The attention of Nigeria Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.
(1/4) Alleged Flogging of Curfew Defaulters in Ilesha, Osun State
The attention of @NigAirForce has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha. pic.twitter.com/2whlyIEcRb
— Nigerian Air Force (@NigAirForce) October 28, 2020
Nigeria Air Force as a professional & disciplined force, does not condone such irresponsible acts & has zero tolerance for human rights violations, in whatever guise, even against suspected criminals; as all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
The acts depicted in the video are at variance with our core values, as we place high premium on the rights of citizens. We wish to reassure that our personnel have been directed on professional conduct to ensure security, whilst remaining accountable to the Nigerian people.”
Watch the video below: