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Nigerians are fed up with police and army

05 August 2014, 12:10

Abuja - A YouTube video has once again angered Nigerians fed up with the abuse of power that constantly undermines the trust between citizens and their supposed protectors.

In the video a police officer, identified as Arthur Okeke, is seen physically assaulting a pregnant woman in a Lagos taxi, Naij reports.

All this took place with a soldier looking on feebly on a day the army released a statement detailing its supposed respect for human rights.

That statement was released regarding the alleged throat slitting of Boko Haram members by the army.

Also read: Video of troops slitting Boko Haram suspects throats revealed

“The Nigerian military takes the issue of human rights seriously and will never condone any proven case of abuse by its personnel," the statement read.

“The Nigerian military takes the issue of human rights seriously and will never condone any proven case of abuse by its personnel.

The woman in the Lagos brutality video, Rasheedat Oyelowo Abdulmajeed, said the argument began when Okeke ordered her to lift her back from her seat as he wanted to rest his arms on it.

When the heavily pregnant Abdulmajeed stated that it was her seat and she needed to rest against it, Okeke reacted furiously and tore her clothing as he pulled at her hijab.

The video was uploaded on 24 June.

Read more at Naij.

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Watch the video of the incident here.

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