WATCH: Nigerian soldiers drag crippled man from wheelchair, brutally assault him

2017-02-10 11:45
Flag and map of Nigeria. (iStock)

Flag and map of Nigeria. (iStock)

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Lagos – A video showing Nigerian soldiers brutally assaulting a disabled man in southern Onitsha city in Anambra State has gone viral on social media.

The video shows two soldiers dragging the crippled man off his wheelchair before assaulting him with batons.

Watch the video below.  

BBC report said that the man was assaulted for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt.

In a statement, the Nigerian army said that the two soldiers in the footage had since been arrested, the report said.

The arrests were reportedly in line with the army's "zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline, unprofessional conduct and human rights violations".

The "ugly incident" took place on February 7.   

In another video posted to You Tube early last year, a female soldier beat up a civilian after he allegedly told her that she was "beautiful".  

The unidentified man was surrounded by at least three other soldiers while the woman soldier beat him on the face.  

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