A Nigerian man, Isreal Jonathan Ponmark, identified with 77RRI/PI/464/0102037 serial number 158 Langtang North, was reportedly assaulted in the ongoing Nigerian army recruitment exercise after being fraudulently schemed out.
According to Facebook user, IG Wala who shared the report, the assaulted man’s name was struck out in a new list which was read out during the exercise, and he was beaten with logs of woods and chased out the barrack following the new development.
Here’s what he wrote;
Attention HQ Nigerian Army,
WHY THE BRUTALITY ON THIS PATRIOTIC CITIZEN SEEKING TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY?
Isreal Jonathan Ponmark with (77RRI/PI/464/0102037 serial number 158 Langtang North was part of the on going Nigerian Army Recruitment exercise at the Physical Training Ground of Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Rukuba Barracks, Jos. The exercise started on the 9th of April and scheduled to end today the 21st of April 2018. After the physical psychology test, names were called and said to have been fit to appear before the board for final phase of the exercise.
After he got there, the Commander Medical 3rd Division Hospital who was the same person that called his name yesterday came with fresh list and this candidate didn’t hear his name including four others. They were asked to come outside and sit on their heads. They used logs of woods to cane them and chased out of barracks afterwards. The photos speak for the level inhumane treatment given to him and others.
AS OF THE TIME OF THE REPORT, ISREAL’S BACK WAS RAPIDLY BEING SWOLLEN & EXPERIENCING SERIOUS HEADACHE.
This is a call on #JusticeForIsreal.
This is coming after the Federal High Court, Lagos Division, awarded N85.5 million as damages against the Nigerian Army for the assault and killing of one Olajide Enilari, a flour merchant.
The judgement came eight years after the deceased, Mr. Enilari, died from a brutal assault by soldiers in 2009 and the case was brought before the court by a human rights campaign organization, Access to Justice.