Confusion trails as Army arrest soldiers threatening to unleash mayhem on Warri women

There seems to be confusion in Delta State, as the Nigerian Army, Friday night said it has arrested the two soldiers behind the viral video threatening to unleash mayhem on women in Warri, Delta State over Thursday’s attack on military personnel during a protest by youths against the killing of one Joseph Pessu.

This is in contrast with the statement from the Delta State Government calling on its citizens to disregard video clips on the purported threatening of Warri residents by military personnel in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, in a statement, stated that the video on Warri residents defying the stay-at-home order of the state government over the Coronavirus pandemic and confronting security operatives was concocted and, therefore, fake.

He said that the concocted video was not a true representation of happenings in Warri or any part of Delta in the last 48 hours.

The victim was killed by security operatives after he was alleged to have refused to stop at a checkpoint by the operatives who were monitoring the 14-days lockdown order by the state government.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 Lockdown: Video on military threatening Warri residents not true — Delta Govt.

However, the army authorities in a tweet on its verified twitter handle @HQNigerianarmy, said the soldiers were arrested at the 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment Lagos State on Friday.

It reads: “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.

“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.
“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.”
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