It has been reported that soldiers deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State; to curb the #EndSARS protests by the Nigerian Army have been caught on camera; flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’.
This Nigerian Army personnel, who were chanting ‘#EndSARS’, also shaved the heads of some youths said to be wearing improper hairstyles.
In a video that has since gone viral, a young lady wearing a spaghetti-strapped dress; and orange-coloured hairstyle is made to sit on the bare floor at a filling station; while a soldier whips her buttocks.
The lady begs the soldier repeatedly; but the adamant soldier asks her not to protect her buttocks as he continues to whip her.
A young man, whose head was also shaved; narrates how he was pulled down from a commercial motorcycle by one of the soldiers.
Speaking in the Yoruba language, he says, “I was on a motorcycle with my friends around Beere when I was stopped by soldiers. They said they wanted to see us. I was wondering what I had done; because I wasn’t in possession of any weapon and I am not a fraudster.
“They said I should take off my cap and when I did so; they flogged me and asked me to kneel down. When I asked what my crime was, he ordered me to sit down; and then brought out a pair of scissors from his pocket.
“The funny thing was that they collected money from us for the haircut.”
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