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Army receives physically challenged man tortured by 2 soldiers in Onitsha | Photos



Col. Idongesit Akpan (L) and Col. Sagir Musa (R) with Chijioke Uraku

The physically challenged man who was tortured by two soldiers earlier this week in Onitsha has been identified as Chijioke Uraku, a native of Ikwo in Ebonyi state.

Chijioke met with officers of the 302 artillery regiment of the Nigerian Army today in Onitsha.

Chijioke was dragged on the floor and beaten with sticks by the soldiers because he was on a military camouflage.

The Army, in a statement by its Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said that the soldiers have been apprehended and prosecuted.

A statement by Col. Sagir Musa, the spokesperson for the 82 Division, Enugu, who is also the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, said that the soldiers faced a court martial on Thursday and have been dismissed from their unit.


According to a Facebook post by Abuchi Onwumelu, a reporter was Fides Newspaper in Anambra State, Uraku was received by the commander of the 302 artillery regiment, Col. Idongesit Akpan and Col. Sagir Musa.

Onwumelu also said that cash gifts and other items were presented to the victim.

See photos below:



  1. X

    February 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    nICE! He came with his camo pants! Hope they wrote a check too

  2. Amaa

    February 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    If not that our court system is a mess
    This guy would have retired a billionaire

  3. John

    February 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Good move, Army.
    Our soldiers should begin to see us civilians putting on military fatigues as a sign of our endorsement, support and love for our men in uniform. The argument that this trend would result in impersonation or resort to using the fatigues to commit crimes could not hold water. We all love our servicemen because they are our brothers & sisters, after all.

  4. Somborri

    February 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    because he was wearing army camouflage not.because he was on army camouflage. tut tut


    February 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    The Nigeria Army should hand over those idiots to the Nigeria Police to face civilian justice system. After their dismissal from the Nigeria Army. That will serve as a deterrent to others like him who believe once you join the Nigeria Army, it is okay to manhandle fellow Nigerian. Joining the Nigeria Army is a privilege which should not be taking for granted by anyone regardless of their ranks in the Army. A word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

  6. Imuh

    February 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    This is such a beautiful outcome.

    • Nakoms

      February 10, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      A story with a Disney ending!

  7. hmm

    February 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    hmmmmm. I’m not impressed. Spare me with the cash gifts etc. This same incident will occur again. Is it not Nigeria? KMT. Army officers have been prosecuted? story!!!

  8. Victor Adegoke

    February 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Good rid dance to Bad Rubbish. Thank God,those ” animals in human skin” were dismissed from the Nigerian Army.

  9. Nene'sMa

    February 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Mtcheeeeew they only did that because they know if this man should press charges, they part with a very huge sum when it’s over. I’m just so pissed.

  10. ME

    February 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Power to the people and the bloggers, I could imagine what others countries would say if they had watched this video. A huge shame to the army., They had to act fast to avoid been tarnished by two army officers who did not realise that the world had moved on.

    Dismissal is not the answer, education is.

  11. yes

    February 11, 2017 at 1:30 am

    fantastic outcome atleast!

  12. ayda

    February 11, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I’m actually in tears over this; why would a cripple wear army camouflage if not to show he believed his spirit is strong even though his bod weak. It was the greatest compliment to those soldiers and yet they brutalised him,

  13. ayda

    February 11, 2017 at 4:49 am

    I’m actually in tears over this; why would a cripple wear army camouflage if not to show he believed his spirit is strong even though his body weak. It was the greatest compliment to those soldiers and yet they brutalised him,

    • tony

      February 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      very very true!!!

  14. o

    February 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I’m actually crying as I read this. May God bless the person that filmed the incidence and the person that posted it. It’s so unfortunate how the supposedly voiceless ones are being oppressed in Nigeria . What the heck is cash gift? I wish he sued and got some cool millions. A lot of uniformed personnel in Nigeria are power drunk. Just oppressing ppl anyhow. God bless Chijioke Uraku. I’m so sorry he had to go through that horrible situation

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