The Nigerian Air Force have reacted to a video of some of its personnel flogging citizens who defaulted the curfew in Illesha, Osun State starting that disciplinary action will be a taken.
It also stated in a statement made available through it’s official Twitter page that the Nigerian Air Force do not condone any human right violation in whatever guise as all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a competent court.
The statement also reads that it’s have been have been ‘directed on professional conduct to ensure security, whilst remaining accountable to the Nigerian people’.
Statement reads below;
Alleged Flogging of Curfew Defaulters in Ilesha, Osun State
The attention of Nigerian Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.
We wish to Inform the general public that Nigerian Air Force has identified all the personnel involved in the incident & placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
Nigerian Air Force, as a professional & disciplined force, does not condone such irresponsible acts & has zero tolerance for human rights violations, in whatever guise, even against suspected criminals; as all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
The acts depicted in the video are at variance with our core values, as we place high premium on the rights of citizens. We wish to reassure that our personnel have been directed on professional conduct to ensure security, whilst remaining accountable to the Nigerian people.