Two Nigerian soldiers have been arrested and charged with assault after they were caught on video brutally assaulting a disabled man for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt, the army has said in a statement.
The arrests were in line with the army’s “zero tolerance” for acts of indiscipline, unprofessional conduct and human rights violations.
A video circulating on socal media shows the assault:
The army said the “ugly incident” took place on 7 February in southern Onitsha city in Anambra State:
SOLDIERS THAT MOLESTED PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON HAVE BEEN APPREHENDEDhttps://t.co/FbhWH6rXzH
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) February 9, 2017