Two soldiers have been nabbed by the Nigerian Army for threatening to rape and molest Warri women in a viral video. They issued the threats using vulgar and coarse language.
They were arrested in Lagos by men of 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment.
In the video, the soldiers had threatened to make sure they rape Warri women, with one of them threatening to inflict the women with the deadly HIV virus, for taking the lives of soldiers.
But the Nigerian Army, on Twitter, said the soldiers were arrested on Friday after the video went viral, adding that investigations were ongoing into the incident.
The army said, “Soldiers purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri, Delta State, were arrested by 9 Brigade, Ikeja and further investigation is ongoing.”
“The general public should be assured that the investigations would 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. The army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of its personnel.”