The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has placed on arrest its personnel who were shown on a viral video dealing with suspected hoodlums disguising as #EndSARS protesters in Ilesha, Osun State during an imposed curfew.
This was disclosed in a tweeted message on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
NAF had said on Twitter: “The attention of @NigAirForce has been drawn to a video showing some personnel
flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.
“We wish to inform the general public that @NigAirForce has identified all the personnel involved in the incident and placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
“@NigAirForce, as a professional and disciplined force, does not condone such irresponsible acts, and has zero-tolerance for human rights violations, in whatever guise, even against suspected criminals; as all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
“The acts depicted in the video are at variance with our core values, as we place a high premium on the rights of citizens.
“We wish to reassure that our personnel have been directed on professional conduct to ensure security while remaining accountable to the Nigerian people.”