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Sowore challenges soldiers after subjecting some Nigerians to public humiliation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Video)

Presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, has revealed his encounter with a detachment of soldiers subjecting some Nigerians to abuse and public humiliation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to him, they had no tangible excuse to have treated the civilians in such a callous manner. He disclosed that the situation became tense but after a series of exchanges the civilians were released

Here is what he wrote below…

‘On my way from Redemption Camp today, I ran into a detachment of soldiers subjecting some Nigerians to abuse and public humiliation on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, I alighted and approached the soldiers to ask why, they explained that the men were driving “too close” to their vehicle and they had suspicion that they could be ” dangerous.” As an activist, I am familiar with this tactic by soldiers, so, I told them it was not their duty to carry out arrests and that if they considered them suspects it was the job of the police to investigate and prosecute them. This confirms our position in running for office of the commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to decrease military presence on civilian territory so that our soldiers can concentrate on defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria rather than descending on civilians over every flimsy excuse on matters that should be the duty of the Police.

As usual, the situation became tense but after a series of exchanges including a demand that we delete the video-which I resisted- the civilians were released. #TakeItBack’

See the video below…

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Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is an engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is a writer on Kemi Filani News. Writing is something I enjoy doing alongside my Engineering tasks for the day!. You can reach Iyanu Oluwasunkanmi - Email: [email protected] Tel:+2347061000090 Address: 68 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

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