Soldiers of the Nigerian Army who attacked community in Makurdi, Benue state and destroyed people’s property have been arrested.
The arrested soldiers were handed over to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for prosecution.
The executive secretary of the commission, Prof Bem Angwe disclosed this in Konshisha local government area of the state during a programme to sensitize the people on their rights.
Angwe confirmed that all soldiers who had killed innocent people and destroyed property worth millions of naira were apprehended on the orders of the COAS and were brought to the NHRC secretariat in Abuja for prosecution.
The executive secretary assured Nigerians that the affected officers would be punished according to the law. Moreover, he added that compensation would be paid to the victims of the ugly incident.
Angwe took the opportunity to warn people against violation of human rights such as extra-judicial killings, domestic violence, child abuse, kidnapping, S3xual harassment, child labour, unlawful detention and all forms of discrimination. He also called on Nigerians to report about violation of their rights to the commission without any cost.