Armed Forces of Nigeria investigate purported viral video by Naval rating

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Defence Headquarters say, its attention has been drawn to a video trending in some quarters alleging maltreatment of one Seaman Haruna Goshit (a naval rating) by a senior naval officer.

In the viral video, the said naval rating stated how he was unjustly maltreated by a superior senior naval officer.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations ,Defence Headquarters in a statement made available to News Headquarter on Tuesday noted that the Military High Command has commenced the investigation on the viral video with a view to unraveling the true state of affairs in line with global best practices.

Haruna Goshit, a seaman in the Nigerian Navy, had accused the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed, of allegedly maltreating and physically ‘brutalizing’ him.

In the video, he claimed to have written to the military higher authority several times but his complaints were not giving any due considerations.

Goshit has however called on the authorities concerned and the Nigerians to assist him.

But, the DMO Coordinator has said, the Defence Headquarters had commenced the investigation into the matter.

Gen. Enenche therefore assured the general public to patiently wait for the outcome of the investigation as it will be notified and made known when concluded.

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