Some Nigerians have expressed anger at a clip showing three soldiers torturing a man suspected to have committed an offense.
While the date of the video could not be ascertained as of the time of this report, the military men could be heard speaking a mix of Hausa and pidgin English.
What the suspect did was not stated in the 30-second clip.
The video, posted on Twitter, shows the soldiers hitting the suspect, as one of them strike him with the butt of his gun.
The men tie the suspect up and hang him on an iron bar, as he dangles under a burning fire.
He has heavy logs of wood on his head, back and leg to steady him on the flame.
one of the soldiers said.
another said, as his colleague hit him with the butt of the gun.
The poster of the video said she could not tell the suspect’s offence.
However, Nigerians, who watched the video, called the attention of the Nigerian military to it, demanding an immediate investigation.
One Daniel, @ayoadaniel, said,
Another Twitter user, Dat Fulani Boi, said the soldiers were on their own.
They just do it on their own free will. And I urge the Nigerian army to look into this. He may be a criminal, but he can be punished secretly and privately,” he wrote.
A Twitter user, @BonnylifeUche, however, described the act as inhumane, saying there could be no justification for it.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, said he was not aware of the video.