‘He was slapped, beaten,’ Abia physician recounts 15-year-old brother’s ordeal in troopers’ fingers

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A medical physician, Dr. Rose Agwu, whose teenage brother was amongst these arrested by males of the Nigerian Army within the aftermath of the latest killing of troopers in Aba, Abia State, has decried the abuse he endured whereas in custody.

“No child should experience what my innocent teen brother experienced these past hours. He was slapped, beaten and is still scared. His mental health will definitely need care for him to recover from this,” Agwu acknowledged on Saturday by way of X, whereas confirming her brother’s launch.

The physician thanked well-wishers and authorities for his or her intervention, saying, “I want to say a very big thank you to every well-meaning Nigerian who tweeted and shed light on the arrest of innocent civilians living around Obikabia Junction Aba, Abia State, which included my 15-year-old brother and my younger sister.”

Agwu’s brother and sister had been amongst a number of civilians reportedly arrested by troopers following the killing of 5 troopers at an Army checkpoint in Aba on Thursday.

In her earlier plea for assistance on Friday, Agwu had acknowledged, “Around 5 am in the morning, the Nigerian Army invaded my house, broke the gate and our door, and took my 15-year-old brother and my sister, who had just come home, away, leaving only my aged father.”

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The incident got here after 5 troopers had been killed at an Army checkpoint within the Aba space of the state on Thursday.

Following the assault, the Nigerian navy vowed that the killers wouldn’t go scot-free.

Meanwhile, the Abia State governor, Alex Otti, on Saturday, promised to provide ₦25m to anybody who can present info resulting in the arrest of the perpetrators.

Otti made this announcement in an announcement on X whereas condemning the incident throughout his go to to the households of the fallen troopers.

“We have announced a ₦25m bounty on the heads of the criminals for anyone who can come up with any information that will lead to their apprehension,” Otti acknowledged.



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