Maltreatments; Cadets will not go unpunished if found wanting – NDA
By; Isaac Odeh, Kaduna.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has reacted to the video which has gone viral on social media, of some of its cadets, including females cadets torturing two civilians.
The said trending video published by an online media shows some military cadets punishing two civilians for allegedly complimenting a female Officer Cadet.
It however said that investigation has been launched into the matter, assuring that if found guilty of the unruly and flagrant mistreatment of civilians, the cadets won’t go unpunished.
The nation’s military university in a statement issued in Kaduna yesterday by its Public Relations Officer, Captain Musa A. Yahaya said, such behaviour won’t be tolerated by the academy.
According to him, “the attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to a trending video showing Cadets beating some gentlemen.
“Please note that NDA is investigating the incident. Preliminary investigation has confirmed the incident to have occurred in 2014 somewhere in Lagos while the Cadets were on break.
“NDA as a responsible institution saddled with the task of producing future military leaders will not in any way tolerate such unruly and flagrant mistreatment of Nigerians.” He said.
While assuring that any Cadet found guilty at the end of the investigation will not be spared, the academy said, it had under its current leadership addressed most disciplinary loopholes.