Army Chief Orders Investigation of Civilian Death at Military School

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has issued an order for immediate investigation into the tragic incident resulting in the death of a civilian staff member at Command Secondary School, allegedly at the hands of private soldiers.

Army Chief Orders Investigation of Civilian Death at Military School

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has issued an order for immediate investigation into the tragic incident resulting in the death of a civilian staff member at Command Secondary School, Iyana Ipaja, allegedly at the hands of private soldiers. The announcement was conveyed through a statement released by Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Tuesday in Abuja.

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The directive comes in response to mounting concerns raised by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) regarding the treatment of civilian workers within military institutions. 

General Nwachukwu revealed that while misunderstandings may occur, conducting a thorough investigation is paramount to elucidating the sequence of events and implementing measures to avert any future occurrences. He reiterated the army's unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding the rights of all personnel, emphasizing the fundamental principles of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

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In a demonstration of its commitment to transparency and accountability, the Nigerian Army has initiated collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Defence and the ASCSN. "Currently, the Nigerian Army is actively engaging with the Ministry of Defence and the ASCSN to address any outstanding issues and promote a cordial working relationship and industrial harmony."