Army Nigeria - The Nigerian Army on Tuesday dismissed four soldiers for their involvement in rape, extortion and assault. The four soldiers - a corporal and three privates - were attached to the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
They are Corporal Nsa Eyedep, Private Emezien Uzoma, Private Ugwu Mathew and Private Efosa Ikhuomoregbe.
Commander Guards Brigade, Brig-Gen Emmanuel Atewe, said investigations showed that the soldiers abducted and raped women at the Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, in December 2012.
He said the brigade convened a Board of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the allegation with a view to taking punitive action and prevent a future re-occurrence.
According to him, the board whose report has already been submitted, established that the four soldiers during the period abandoned their duty post to an unauthorised destination.
'The Military Police Investigation led to their trial and they were found guilty of misdemeanour and abandoning their location where they were officially deployed thereby compromising security and the soldiers have subsequently been dismissed from the service in line with service discipline,' Gen, Atewe said.