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Operation Burst, the Oyo State security outfit comprising of Soldiers and other security forces have arrested some soldiers deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State, to curb the #EndSARS protests.

Their offence is that, these officers were caught on camera flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’

The arrested soldiers are to face disciplinary actions, according to the commander of the outfit.

Operation Burst said that it had arrested some of its personnel for allegedly assaulting a lady in the Beere community, Ibadan.

Footage showing the assault on the lady, whose identity has yet to be ascertained, went viral at the weekend.

In the viral video, officials of the outfit were seen using horsewhip on her in the full glare of residents in the area.

Residents of the area alleged that the officials of the outfit had been terrorising them on flimsy excuses in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.

Commander of the Operation Burst, Captain Usolo has also apologised to the families of those assaulted by personnel of the outfit.

In a viral video, a young lady wearing a camisole and orange attachment was made to sit on the bare floor at a filling station, while a soldier whipped her buttocks.

The lady begged the soldier repeatedly, but the adamant soldier asked her not to protect her buttocks as he continued to whip her.

A young man, whose head was shaved, narrated how he was pulled down from a commercial motorcycle by one of the soldiers.

Speaking in Yoruba, he said, “I was on a motorcycle with my friends around Beere when I was stopped by soldiers. They said they wanted to see us. I was wondering what I had done because I wasn’t in possession of any weapon and I am not a fraudster.

“They said I should take off my cap and when I did, they flogged me and asked me to kneel down. When I asked what my crime was, one of them ordered me to sit down and then brought out a pair of scissors from his pocket.

“The funny thing was that they collected money from us for the haircut.”

Soldiers deployed in the streets to curb protests have been caught on camera perpetrating several acts of human rights abuse.

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