Nigerian Soldiers Brutalise, Dehumanise Pupils Of Enugu School For Allegedly Not Attending Graduation Ceremony.

Tens of students could be seen lying on the ground down in the school compound while two soldiers flog them with whips.


Some lawless Nigerian soldiers have brutalised and dehumanised students of Command Day Secondary School, Enugu for allegedly not being present at a graduation ceremony.

The incident occurred last Thursday. 

SaharaReporters had reported that a student of the same school was flogged to death by a soldier in May this year. Although the family of the student, Master Eneh Chinemerem, said they had left the killing of their only son to God as they can’t fight the Nigerian Army, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Enugu State chapter has taken over the matter.

In a video seen by SaharaReporters, tens of students could be seen lying on the ground down in the school compound while two soldiers flog them with whips.

Voices could be heard in the background saying, “This is happening at Command Day Secondary School, Enugu.

“Lawless Nigerian Soldiers brutalise, dehumanise and flog students for refusing to be present at graduation because they have not finished their NECO (National Examination Council) examination.”

Another voice was heard saying, “They are flogging students. If you don’t come for graduation, they will flog you.”

SaharaReporters earlier reported that a pupil of the school, Master Eneh died after a soldier, identified as Lieutenant Nweke allegedly hit his head with a stick repeatedly for having ‘bushy hair’. 

Shortly after the beating, Eneh’s head started swelling and he was moved to several hospitals before he died a few days later. 

His mother, Adaeze Chibuzo took to the Nkanu People of Enugu State Nigeria Facebook platform to share the news with pictures of the boy with a swollen head before his demise.

She had written, “It is still very hard to believe that you are gone my son but one thing I know is that God will surely fight for us, rest in peace my son.”

Meanwhile, efforts made by SaharaReporters to speak with the Deputy Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Col Abubakar Abdullahi, proved abortive as he didn’t answer his calls.

SAHARA REPORTERS