Soldiers’ brutalities are a well-known phenomenon. Sometimes you wonder why the men in green who have been mandated by the law to protect us rather attack vulnerable and indefensible citizens.
In Nigeria, there has been an unusual surge in soldiers attacking citizens with or without any provocation. Some videos surfaced online where people, including a cripple were beaten severely for wearing camouflage.
Nollywood actress Ebere Ohakwe is the newest person to have fallen victim to this. The young actress revealed this on social media about how one Sulieman Olamilekan, a soldier with the Nigerian army brutalised her in Port Harcourt.
The soldier in question has been promptly imprisoned for 28 days with hard labour.
We believe this move by the hierarchy of the army will deter others from perpetuating such acts on innocent victims.