Nigerian Army detains soldier for insulting Sanwo-Olu on social media
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, has announced that the soldier who insulted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on social media has been arrested.
Gen. Lagbaja disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Enugu state.
Recall that a young soldier, allegedly riding a motorcycle against traffic regulations in Lagos, was apprehended by security personnel attached to the governor’s convoy.
The video triggered angry reactions from some military personnel on social media.
In a video shared on X by one of Sanwo-Olu’s media aides, Wale Ajetunmobi, the COAS said all other videos where insults were hurled at the governor were not from Army personnel.
Expressing deep concern and disapproval, Lt. General Lagbaja emphasized the military’s commitment to upholding discipline and respect for civil authorities.
He stressed that such behaviour contradicts the values and professionalism expected of the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian Army has distanced its personnel from the conduct demonstrated by some individuals on social media.
Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja stated this in Enugu while reacting to the arrest of a Soldier in Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu said the Army Frowned at that act of the soldier.
He maintained that the Army remains a serious force that is disciplined, respects and upholds the laws of where they are deployed.
He dissociated the force from those comic acts demonstrated on social media and said they were not members of the Nigerian Army.
The COAS revealed that the individual involved is currently being investigated.