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Defence Headquarters Reacts To Viral Video Showing A Soldier Assaulting A Female Corp Member

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THE Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reacted to viral footage showing a female soldier assaulting a female corp member in one of the ongoing orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar.

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Director of Defence Information Benjamin Sawyerr, who confirmed the incident during an interview with The ICIR on Thursday, said she had been arrested and would be appropriately dealt with.

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Sawyerr said the soldier’s action did not represent the conduct of the Nigerian Army.

“It’s true it happened and very unfortunate,” he said.

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“Her action is not in any way representing the embodiment of what the Army is all about. We are guided by sets of rules and regulations which makes us control our emotions.

“She has since been charged for offences prejudiced to military discipline and will be dealt with accordingly.”

The footage, which was shared by Agba Jalingo, an activist and journalist, has attracted many criticisms for the Nigerian Army on social media.

The female soldier, identified as Chika Viola Anele, a lieutenant, was seen

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