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Published On: Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017

Army begins investigation of assault of Kaduna Journalist

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The Nigeria Arny has commenced investigation to unraveling the identity of soldiers responsible for the assault on the Assistant Secretary of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna Chapter, Jacob Onjewu Dickson.
Captain C.D. Egbeta of the military Police department in 1Division disclosed this when he visited the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Secretariat yesterday
He said he was there to investigate the incident, because the Army would not tolerate unruly behaviour from soldiers.
He had afterwards visited the polo club, scene of the unfortunate incident, with a view to finding clues that will lead to unraveling the soldiers who are behind the assault.
Kaduna Assistant Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna Chapter, Jacob Onjewu Dickson.
At the NUJ, he met the administratively officer, through whom he booked an appointment with the victim for Wednesday at the 1 Division to further gather information that would lead to identifying the soldiers responsible for the assault.
On his return to the NUJ from the meeting, Dickson, who is also the Online Editor of New Nigerian Newspapers said that he was asked to give details if what happened in writing.
“The Army officer in charge, Captain Egbeta asked me to write out details of what happened. He also asked if I got the name of any if those responsible but I told him their name tags were not on when the incident took place. He then told me that they would call on me when they get those involved, to identify them,” he said.
He further told newsmen that the Army Captain told him that their investigation would only be limited to involvement of soldiers, saying they would not interfere in the involvement of policemen.
It would be recalled that widespread condemnation trailed the alleged assault of Mr. Dickson on Saturday October 28, 2017 by Policemen and Soldiers while on official function at the Kaduna Polo Club.

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