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So sad… 2 Soldiers beat up physically challenged man for wearing military camouflage

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This is really disheartening.

To see that the ones who have sworn to protect us are those who have become the source of harm, is heartbreaking.

A physically challenged man was battered by two soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra state for wearing military camouflage.

They threw his wheelchair away and continuously dragged him on the floor, hitting him with sticks.

This has been somewhat of a norm in Nigeria and authorities have to call military personnel to order and mete out necessary punishment.

51 Comments

  1. o

    February 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This madness has got to stop. This has been going on for too long. Military officers assaulting ppl wearing camouflage. Unfortunately their leaders have failed to address this. I saw the video and my jaw dropped. How can they assault him so??? See them dragging him. I hope a lawyer can take up the case on the victim’s behalf.

    • Omodolapo

      February 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      These animals should be brought to justice!!!!!!! Is this what military training is about?!!!!! A person that is not physically challenged should not even be assaulted in this manner because of some stupid outfit. Who knows what we can do please? I’m done with folding my arms, sighing and saying it is well. It is about time we get our power back as the People. You swore to protect us and yet we live in fear of you. I am seriously done!!!

    • Jade

      February 9, 2017 at 3:08 am

      I didn’t know it’s a crime. But this is appalling. Transfer of anger. I just don’t understand how naijas are always quick to physically torture, act evil towards other average naijas but will become so passive when it comes to standing for the right things. Look at how they beating helpless man but when it comes to real issue, simple speaking up to stand for Nigeria, they will become cowards.
      Majority of Naija military are barbaric. Infact there needs to be mental health checkup. Some of them lost their mind already.

  2. hurperyeahmie

    February 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    this is so sick sho!

  3. BlueEyed

    February 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Look at this act of wickedness, this madness has been going on for too long, even teenage boys are being battered and punished for this whole “camouflage” nonsense, what kind of madness is that??

  4. nwa nna

    February 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I’m so fvcking digested at fvcking Nigeria! I’m sitting here typing this message with teary eyes, is this how inhumane we have become as a society?!! Gosh, no wonder the prayers of f’ing Nigerians are not being answered because it’s a society of evil..
    What is the fvcking big deal about this man wearing a camo pants that he’s being beaten like an animal and humiliated!!! Are there not other more pressing matters like securing Nigeria that these imbeciles in uniform have to deal with?!
    So many cases of misplaced priorities plaguing Nigeria…
    So what is the f’ing big deal about wearing camo pants??!! For crying out loud the man is handicapped!!!

  5. ogeAdiro

    February 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    SMDH… Why are these people allowed to walk the streets in military gear? Some inarticulate idiots waxing tough because of their guns. If the Nigerian lawmakers had any sense, they would have legalized guns in Nigeria by now. Or banned the police and military from walking around with guns.

  6. keffy

    February 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wen a military did sometyn all dis useless and stupid civilians will be sayin nonsence. Was he warrant to wear camo? One bastard was even callin us imbeciles, Wat are u? U people should mind ur unguided uterance agains d military. We will never allow dis job to spoil or allow any fucking civilian impersonatin with our uniform, and we will continue to deal with any civilian we catch. If u like d uniform respect ursef and apply, is a voluntary service not to come here and be making noise. Even if dey give u d gun do u hav mind to go to battle field without trainin? Useless bloody civilians!

    • David

      February 8, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Scum.

    • Tokstarr the Fakestarr

      February 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Can you see that you are mad and have nobody to tell you.

      bastard child of a deranged whore.

      a helpless man was humiliated,whipped for what?
      Wearing camo?

      you now come on here to spew trash!

      may you lose your legs and arms in an accident!

      oloriburuku oloshi banza!

      it is your father that is a useless and stupid civilian!

      you cowards try it with the less privileged that is why you get away with it.

      please go to certain areas and go and carry someone wearing Camo,you will find yourself redeployed to Sambisa as a military cook!

      Animal

      Bella can ip addresses not be traced?
      please can you trace this bastards ip address for me?
      wallahi I want to teach IT A LESSON!

      I WANT TO USE YOU AS AN EXAMPLE IN THIS NAIJA THAT YOUR UNIFORM DON’T MEAN SHIT!

      imbecile,oponu rada rada alayebaje oshi!

      ko ni dafun iyalaye fada e!!

      wretched frustrated bastard!

    • salutations sir!

      February 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      That you can defend such shows you are a deranged and a miserable being, karma knows where you live

    • funmilola

      February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      are you alright?

    • LemmeRant

      February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      First learn to speak proper english

    • Nodelep

      February 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      It’s obvious you are an animal in huma nskin. See the English you are speaking. Uneducated nuisance. Come and fight boko haram. You will run. Did it occur to you that maybe just maybe someone have him or he even picked it up. He’s crippled for Gods sake. May it never be well wth the soldiers that did this and if you support this as well. May the same be meted out on you. Animal. I’m so angry.

    • odecomment

      February 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      You are a really dull person. Very short of common sense for making such a thoughtless and shallow remark. I don’t know if you’re really in the military as you claim, but I hope you all meet your match someday. Yes, a gun wielding civilian that’ll blow your f**king brains out.. Cos I’m sure behind that vehicle, and under that uniform, you amount to nothing. Just a really bloody fool Nigeria is unfortunate to have in her service.

    • what????

      February 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Who the hell are you? People read your comment and “waka pass” because they do not want to respond to an imbecile like you. You sound like a person pretending to be a military officer. Looking for attention by any means are you? I will not “waka pass” but will put stupid people like you in your place. Are you really trying to justify the brutality effected on this physically challenged man? Go and get a proper education before you comment here so that you can write English properly. Bloody fool.

    • ogeAdiro

      February 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      If you choose to add to Nigeria’s problems by behaving like a rabid dog, you will still suffer with us, bloody civilians. A useless Nigeria affects everyone: rich, poor, woman, man, Ibibio, Tiv, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, police, army, and bloody civilian. The next time you’re about to abuse a bloody civilian, just remember that you’re part of the reason why someone you love could potentially die from poverty or bad healthcare.

    • LemmeRant

      February 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      That’s what the dundee doesn’t know.
      Who will protest with you or fight for your course when the government refuses to pay you?
      Yet another shortsighted silly Nigerian who can’t do basic reasoning let alone construct simple sentences.

      Give a Nigerian any semblance of power and he abuses it.

    • A

      February 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      USELESS BLOODY OFFICER. Do you hear yourself? No sense of decorum and feeling at all. I see you have lost all human feeling. What gives the Military(only in Nigeria I have noticed) patent to the camouflage? It is worn by civilians as fashion in other countries. So it is right that he was treated in that way as someone who can’t defend himself physically? Dragging a human being created by God on the ground in such an inhumane manner. They have to be dealt with in the most brutal way. The officers must not go unpunished.

    • keke driver

      February 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      @keffy you need help, I’m not kidding o…..no normal person would speak like this… Who your camo epp.? Oniranu

    • Moniker

      February 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      You are even a lot dumber than I thought. You can’t even string words. We live in a shithole, that’s why idiots like you walk freely. When you a are supposed to be in the zoo with the animals

    • Mary

      February 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I DO NOT THINK YOU HAVE A FAMILY FOR YOU TO BE SPOUTING NONSENSE FROM THAT MOUTH OF YOURS. KARMA WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU ONE DAY. YOU STILL HAVE GOD TO ANSWER TO. ARE YOU MUTE, COULD YOU NOT HAVE TOLD THE MAN TO TAKE IT OFF OR FINE HIM FOR WEARING IT? A PIECE OF ADVICE MR MAN THAT WANTS TO BLOW GRAMMAR THAT YOU DON’T KNOW, NEXT TIME YOU GUYS SHOULD HAVE A FORUM THAT EDUCATES PEOPLE ABOUT THE LAWS THE MILITARY ALLOWS AND DOESN’T ALLOW. IF THIS WAS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER WOULD YOU STILL SUPPORT THIS INHUMANE ACTIVITY? BY THE INHUMANE MEANS AN ACT THAT IS NOT HUMAN. #wehdone sir. karma is upon

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      February 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      You’re an idiot and a bloody useless human being.

      Without your uniform & those weapons you brandish at civilians, you animal, what would you be apart from a rabid dog of some sort that somehow learned how to walk on its two hind legs? Clever dog, you at least deserve a bone, no?

      You are a bloody useless waste of federal funds and the uniform which has given you this stupid sense of “rights”. Feel free to digest these words in the deepest part of your soul.

      And do you know what’s hilarious? You and all other senseless brutes who’re wearing that uniform unworthily will never really amount to anything other than viscous alcoholics with absolutely nothing else to show for your lives. This is the truth. The very civilians you are so disdainful of….. They will actually live more fulfilling and worthy lives than you.

      For every lash, blow and word of abuse you’ve sent their way, they will climb 100,000 times higher than where they left you at the bottom of the ladder and they’ll actually succeed in life. How does knowing this feel? So, if it behooves you, then please continue on the downward spiral to the nothingness you clearly desire for yourself. For as long as you continue to tow this path, please find a way to comprehend this absolute truth – your country has no need for you, either in or out of uniform.

      Boko Haram hasn’t been defeated and you’re here talking about respecting fabric?? Of all things??? What a total moron.

    • nnenne

      February 9, 2017 at 12:57 am

      @ keffy. ..
      Only quasi soldiers worry about people wearing camouflage.
      Real soldiers around the world, don’t give a hoot!!! Not even those who invented it.
      Crawl out from the hole you are in, see a bit of the world and get informed! !!

    • Moses

      February 9, 2017 at 7:47 am

      @keffy, I’m highly disappointed in our soldiers, Even if that is true but doing such to a helpless man is seriously inhuman. Man God help this nation.

    • Stuz

      February 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      U are a bloody bastard! Devil incarnate. Ozu nwulu anwu.

    • Stuz

      February 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      That was for the a-hole called Keffy

  7. Kyjuan

    February 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Would be good to know what Nigerian constitution or law says anyone who isn’t a military personnel, CANNOT wear a camouflage material….especially when it is obvious the persons aren’t trying to dress or identify as soldiers or military personnel.

    • Ekene

      February 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Whatever that might be, do you treat a criminal like this, let alone a crippled one ?

      In America and Europe, handicapped receives special preferences.

      Even the Notorious serial killer, Vampire wasn’t even handcuffed for his trial.

  8. Sheri

    February 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    So what can we do about this? Is there a way we can petition for this matter? Can we get a location of where this happened? Who can we forward this to to take this matter up? Where do we go from here? I hate feeling helpless in situations like this. This is disgusting. Those soldiers are not humans, definitely not humans. I refuse to believe we bleed the same blood. No way.

    • Cocolette

      February 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      I would really love if there was something we could do about this, not just watching and feeling bad for the rest of the day.

  9. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    February 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Mans inhumanity to Man. Sad

  10. keke driver

    February 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Book haram have been terrorising us since forever, yet these smelly and lazy soldiers CANNOT fight them….. Na for cripple body dem get power…..tueh

  11. Bowl

    February 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    @keffy,pls shut that smelly hole you call mouth!

  12. Tiv Girl

    February 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    It’s not their fault. If the courts, with help from human rights lawyers, would force the various military arms to pay hefty damages, then the military would invest more time in properly training its members to avoid losing money. As long as there’s no repercussion, we’ll continue watching videos like this.

  13. Blackbeauty

    February 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    These animals in uniform need to be tamed. I saw a soldier slap a grown ass man because the guy inadvertently hit him while opening the door to alight from a vehicle.
    An honest mistake for which the guy would have said sorry and they moved on. No, he had to show him he’s a bloody civilian by humiliating him so. It’s really appalling and something should be done.

  14. Ekene

    February 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    In the US, wearing camouflage is seen as a form of moral support for the military. They even give you a thumbs up.

    Why is our society different ?

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      February 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Simply because of the appalling stupidity & illiteracy (a combination of both is a truly dangerous thing) that exists in certain ranks of our army. And the so-called enlightened ones that like to preen and feel like something special due to the fortune they had to attend prestigious military academies like Sandhurst in England (Buhari, how market?)…. unfortunately for the rest of us civilians, those military bosses are too bloody myopic, self-centred and lacking in any leadership skills to teach the lower cadres any better.

      Thus, the cycle of ignorance is entrenched.

  15. Ekene

    February 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Once more, I am suspecting that those Main Market traders who couldn’t sell off the camouflage trousers or whatever in their stick decided to give it out.

    Thats obviously the only cloth that man has, and he is struggling to prevent them from getting him naked.

  16. Viva

    February 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    This is total wickedness and evil. God have mercy.

  17. John-King

    February 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Those soldiers will die in sambisa forest

  18. Manny

    February 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I have never been as enraged as I was watching this video.
    What can be done about this matter? I’m wondering if the person that recorded this got some identifying information about the soldiers.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      February 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      The number plate of that van should identify the patrol group who were in that area on that day.

  19. Anonymous

    February 8, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    We are always so quick to judge. Well for anyone who understands igbo and is willing to listen, you will hear the recorder say in the background that he was deceiving them i.e the guy isn’t truly handicapped. So while i fully condemn such brutality, as i believe he should have been arrested and sent to prison for OBT, the truth is that he is a criminal.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      February 9, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Erm, what are you talking about? I understand Igbo and I heard nothing of that sort. The person recording kept on saying “the soldiers will kill this man”

  20. Martins Ogochukwu

    February 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I believe people should learn to stay away from trouble. We all know that soldiers don’t condole the habit of pardoning anyone who camouflage with their uniform. Of all clothes in the market, why must it be military camouflage. On the order hand the soldies had no human sympathy to have beaten a physically challenged man with such much brutality. I implore military authority should look into this menace of soldiers harassing civilians instead of protecting them. Besides there should be other better ways of correcting erring citizens. In this country both civilians and non civilians should learn to know their bounds so as for us to live in peace.

  21. Dollyp

    February 9, 2017 at 7:59 am

    The soldiers have been caught and apprehended.

  22. HMMMM

    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    We need to get international media to pay attention to this…. since there is a video? we can keep re-tweeting and tagging CNN FOX and ALJAZERA…. someone has to pay attention.

  23. Stephanie

    February 9, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Forget them being soldiers. They are supposed to be humans first. Who does that to a living creature that can’t fight or run away?? It is spineless, evil and frightening! Things like this, because they are not human, don’t deserve to continue their lineage. A firing squad is too honourable. Take them to a crocodile pit and let a better creature than them show them what helplessness feels like. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. I felt so cruel and those men felt nothing??

  24. Nene'sMa

    February 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I am so enraged and sad at the same time.
    This is so not fair, why are military people this heartless??
    Dear lord, please hear the cry of this man and get him justice.

  25. adeyemo folagoke

    February 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    These people should be sent to sambisa forest

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