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Soldiers attached to Operation MESA (Op MESA) have been accused of brutalising a young man, Nathan Olajide, for wearing an outfit that accentuated his muscles.


According to the victim, he was beaten for almost two hours at Keffi Street in Lagos Island, close to Dordan Barracks, Obalende, because the soldiers felt he was trying to intimidate them with his muscles.

Olajide said his attackers rode on a Hilux marked NA1003, adding that the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Narrating his ordeal on social media, the victim said: “I was beaten up for almost two hours last night (Sunday) by soldiers of OP MESA because I was wearing a black armless top and red track trouser.

“They asked if I was a cultist and why am I so muscular in shape? They asked if I build up to intimidate soldiers? I told them I work out because I love to be fit and I enjoy doing it.

“One of the soldiers slapped me immediately and the rest started whipping me with koboko for no reason. I copied their plate number Hilux NA1003.”

Olajide’s post generated public outcry with many calling for disciplinary action against the soldiers.

Contacted, the spokesman for the Nigerian Army 81 Division, Col. Kingsley Samuel, said the case would be investigated.

He added that the vehicle plate number provided would ease investigation into the matter.

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  1. Please military officers should keep the men under them in check to stop this type of embarrassment of the uniform and the country. Stop beating up non-armed civilians!!!! It is a disgrace to the training u received!

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  2. Was it not the same Nigeria n army that open fire on armless protesters in PH. They will deny it as usual. Let them face Boko Haram they are paid to eliminate.

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  3. ... But did you try to intimidate them with your muscle? Well, the soldiers had just told you that your muscle is better needed in Sambisa. No matter how big the agama lizard may grow it cannot be a crocodile.
    Most of you who grow muscles and call unaselves bouncers go about intimidating people and beating them up.You wan try Soldiers that may have been in Sambisa or creeks of Niger Delta?....Hahahaha!
    You have been served a dose of what you do to other people. Cikena!

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