The Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, said a soldier who criticised Lagos State governor, Babajide San-Olu, in a viral video has been arrested.
Lagbaja stated that the conduct of the soldier caught driving against traffic does not represent the entire Nigerian Army.
He disclosed that many viral videos showing soldiers criticizing Sanwo-Olu were fake.
According to the Army Chief, only one authentic video was investigated, and the unidentified soldier involved had been arrested.
He said that the Army has taken steps to instruct soldiers on how to behave in the different localities they are deployed.
On January 2, Governor Sanwo-Olu ordered the arrest of a soldier and some commercial motorcyclists for driving against the traffic on the Lagos-Badagry expressway.
Sanwo-Olu gave the order while returning from the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo where he had gone to inaugurate a project sponsored by the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Reacting to the arrest a soldier, in a widely shared video on Thursday, January 4, called out the governor for ordering the arrest of his colleague and three other motorcycle riders.
The unidentified soldier criticized Sanwo-Olu for labeling a soldier “useless” in front of “bastard civilians.”