Nigerian Army Arrest Soldier Who Insulted Sanwo-Olu

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Taoreed Lagbaja, has confirmed the arrest of a soldier who insulted Governor Babajde Sanwo-Olu on social media.
The soldier had gone online to insult the governor after he arrested a soldier who plied one-way with his bike.

The subsequent video sparked outrage among some military personnel on social media.
In a video shared on behalf of Governor Sanwo-Olu by media aide Wale Ajetunmobi, COAS Lagbaja clarified that the soldier in question did not represent the Nigerian Armv’s values.


Expressing deep concern, he emphasised the military’s commitment to upholding discipline and respect for civil authorities.

Lt. General Lagbaja distanced the Army from other videos circulating on social media where insults were directed at the governor, asserting that they were not from Army personnel.

He underscored that such behaviour contradicts the professionalism expected of the Nigerian Army.

Assuring the public of swift action, COAS

Lagbaja confirmed that the implicated soldier had been apprehended and would face appropriate disciplinary measures in line with military regulations.

He reiterated the military’s stance on maintaining cordial and respectful relations with civilian authorities.

Lt. General Lagbaja stated, “I want to say that the soldier that was apprehended by the governor of Lagos state for plying one way does not represent the Nigerian Army… For every comical act that you have seen on social media, they are not

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