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Buratai orders investigation over soldiers’ misconduct in Borno IDPs camp

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai, has directed the Army to investigate alleged misconduct by soldiers in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Bama, Borno.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. – Gen. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement, issued in Maiduguri on Tuesday, which states:

“The Nigerian Army has noted with great concern growing allegations of misconduct against some persons on security duties at an IDPs camp in Bama, Borno.

“We would like to state that Nigerian Army personnel have been doing their best in bringing peace and security in various parts of the country especially in the North East; any act of misconduct could negatively impact on these good works,’’ Usman said.

“We would like to state that Nigerian Army personnel have been doing their best in bringing peace and security in various parts of the country especially in the North East; any act of misconduct could negatively impact on these good works.

“We would like to state that Nigerian Army personnel have been doing their best in bringing peace and security in various parts of the country especially in the North East; any act of misconduct could negatively impact on these good works.

“We would like to state that Nigerian Army personnel have been doing their best in bringing peace and security in various parts of the country especially in the North East; any act of misconduct could negatively impact on these good works.”

Usman also said:

“Although these allegations are unsubstantiated, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai, has directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated by both the Director, Military Intelligence and Provost Marshal (Army).

“We would like to reiterate that the Nigerian Army has zero tolerance for any misconduct among its officers and soldiers especially those that are trusted with onerous responsibility of guarding and securing those Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps.

“Anyone found culpable would be severely dealt with.”

Usman urged the public to always report such cases or others to the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre by dialing 193 from any service provider.

 

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