LOVER GIRL SOLDIER DETAINED FOR INDULGING IN ROMANCE WHILE ON UNIFORM – NIGERIAN ARMY
Abuja: The Nigerian Army has explained that the female soldier shown in a viral video accepting a male corps member’s marriage proposal and being intimate with him at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State, was detained for indulging in romance while on uniform.
In a statement issued on Monday, Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu stated that the female officer violated military code of conduct by getting involved in a public display of amorous relationship with a paramilitary trainee, a corps member. The soldier who accepted a ring from a male corps member as captured in a video which went viral days ago, was seen hugging and kissing him after the proposal.
Nwachukwu stated that the female soldier violated the codes of conduct of military personnel when deployed for duty, and her action amounted to taking advantage of her trainee. He also claimed the public would have been outraged and accused the Army of coercion had a male soldier proposed to a female corper during NYSC parade.
The army spokesperson said; “The female soldier in question violated the following rules of the NA:
“1. Fraternization while on official duty at the NYSC camp. That is, indulging in an amorous relationship with a trainee.
“2. A personnel must have served for three years before he/she can qualify for marriage.“
3. She disobeyed the Armed Forces of Nigeria standing guidelines and directives for the use of Social Media.“
4. Indulging in romance while in uniform.“
5. Her conduct was prejudicial to good order and military discipline.“All the above, if proven are in violation of extant laws with attendant disciplinary and penal implications.”