A lady simply identified as Ada-Oma has taken to social media to narrate how she was assaulted by a Nigerian soldier.
In a Twitter thread on Monday, the lady said the incident happened when she visited a branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) at Oshodi axis of Lagos to withdraw money.
Ada-Oma said she had joined others on the queue to use the automated teller machine (ATM) when the soldier approached her to give him space so he could use the ATM.
The lady said she had yielded to the soldier’s request, but consistently asked him if he was among those earlier on the queue.
She explained that her enquiry had infuriated the soldier who pulled his belt and started beating her.
“Hello Nigerians, I was just assaulted by an army official this morning 26/10/2020 at the ATM stand of @UBAGroup at their Oshodi branch,” she wrote.
VIDEO: 'I never thought I'd be a victim' — lady recounts assault by soldier pic.twitter.com/nS7yRweeSk
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“I’m still shaking and crying as I write this because I have never felt this way in my entire life. I’m also scared writing this because he Threatened me so my life is in your hands Nigerians.
“I was on the ATM queue and this @NigerianArmy official asked me to move so he can pass, I asked him if he was on the queue that there is a queue, he asked me to move, I moved and continued asking him if he was on the queue, he flared up as you will see in the video below, and before I knew what happened he brought out his belt and hit me.
“He hit me!!!!! I literally cried my way to the office. I never insulted him. I only asked if he was on the queue and he got angry and furious and violent. He threatened to make me bleed blood, in my own country because ” asked if he was on the queue. I want justice.”
Ada-Oma said she never envisaged being a victim of assault by security operatives while calling on relevant authorities to ensure justice is done.
“I never thought I would be a victim….my God I can’t stop crying.. this man assaulted and threatened me.. this country is so scary… Uniform men that are employed to protect you are the ones killing and harming us… I want justice.. I can’t forgive this God,” she added.
I never thought I would be a victim….my God I can't stop crying..this man assaulted and threatened me..this country is so scary…
Uniform men that are employed to protect you are the ones killing and harming us…I want justice..
I can't forgive this.God
— ADA-OMA😍😍😍 (@vels20) October 26, 2020
The development comes at about the same time when the dusts generated by the #EndSARS protests — aimed at addressing harassment of Nigerians by security operatives, especially the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) — are yet to die down.
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