The Nigerian Army has laugh an investigation of the killing and assault of it serving personnel by the Nigerian Police Force, SaharaReporters report.
In the letter signed by Major General A.J Ataguba is titled ;’ Evaluating Incidences Of Police Brutality Against Personnel Of Nigerian Army”.
The Chief of Army Staff in a letter to all units and formations on November 23, 2021, called on the military officers to “forward all recorded incidence of police brutality against personnel of the Nigerian Army.”
It is mandated to evaluate and provide tangible evidence surrounding the circumstances and to put a conclusion as to the validity of complaints raised.
The letter reads;”The NA is constitutionally tasked to provide aid to civil authorities when called upon. This responsibility has occasioned conducting joint activities with members of the civil and paramilitary organizations. These joint operations with other security agencies particularly the Nigerian Police (NP) create occasions for the police to equate its hierarchy with the NA and this has often led to friction, especially at the lower levels.
“This friction has occasionally led to bodily harm and in some cases death to our troops. This is in spite of the fact that the victims have been identified and established to be serving personnel.
“This Dept is therefore conducting an evaluation of these occurrences with a view to establishing the frequency and recommend possible remedial measures to stem the tide. Consequently, all NA corps, formations and establishments are please requested to forward all recorded incidence of police brutality against personnel of the NA.
“The report should cover the last 2 years. Returns to reach this NLT 8 December 21 and should be forwarded using enclosed formal.“