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Nigerian Army Acknowledges Overcrowded Detention Facility in Sokoto, Promises Action Against Protesting Soldiers

The Nigerian Army is investigating a viral audiovisual footage showing soldiers protesting overcrowded cells and poor feeding at the 8 Division Garrison detention facility in Sokoto State.

The incident took place on May 9th, after some detained soldiers who had broken out of their guardrooms complained. They requested to speak with Major General Mutkut Godwin, the GOC 8 Division, Nigerian Army. More than 100 soldiers were detained at the 8 Division, with 10 soldiers in each cell. Some had been in detention for four to five years.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, mentioned that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, had initiated a proper investigation to determine if the incident was an isolated case or widespread. He described the incident as regrettable and not in line with the leadership style of the Chief of Army Staff.

Nwachukwu also stated that the Army will not tolerate the way the inmates expressed their grievances, highlighting that mutiny and conduct prejudicial to service order are serious offenses. He emphasized the Army’s commitment to maintaining professional standards and a fair system, while acknowledging the concern and support of all Nigerians.

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