The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reacted to viral footage showing a female soldier assaulting a female corp member in one of the ongoing orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyeama Nwachukwu who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, said she had been arrested and would be appropriately dealt with.
The statement said the soldier’s action did not represent the conduct of the Nigerian Army.
“It’s true it happened and very unfortunate,” the statement reada.
“Her action is not in any way representing the embodiment of what the Army is all about. We are guided by sets of rules and regulations which makes us control our emotions.
“She has since been charged for offences prejudiced to military discipline and will be dealt with accordingly.”
The footage, which was shared by Agba Jalingo, an activist and journalist, has attracted many criticisms for the Nigerian Army on social media.
The female soldier, identified as Chika Viola Anele, a lieutenant, dehumanizing the corp member, also identified as Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, after they had an argument.
Jalingo also confirmed that that the officer had been arrested and was being interrogated over the incident.