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Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai, Allegedly Orders Torture Of Nigerian Soldier Over Criticism

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Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini, is undergoing severe torture at a military base in Sokoto on the orders of Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, according to SaharaReporters

Recall that Idakpini was arrested in June after making a viral video where he condemned Buratai for the failings of the Nigerian Army to combat and Boko Haram terror group.

The news platform further stated that Colonel Yabaji, head of the barracks in Sokoto where Idakpini is detained, unleashed about eight soldiers to torture him after receiving orders from Buratai.

Top army sources which spoke with SaharaReporters noted that Idakpini has been barred from medical treatment despite his health taking a severe dip.

Human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, had obtained a court order from the Abuja Federal High Court since July, 22, 2020 mandating the army to grant Idakpini immediate access to his lawyer and family but the army had refused to obey the order.

Prominent individuals in Nigeria have condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for disobeying court orders, rule of law and freedom of speech.

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