Men of the combined security force tagged Operation Burst, over the weekend, harassed and extorted residents in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, according to video and pictures circulating online.
In several videos seen on twitter, soldiers were seen flogging and cutting hair on young men. Most of the incidents happened in Bere area of Ibadan.
Using scissors to cut people's hair and flogging passersby for indecent dressing, these bad eggs in the Operation Burst Team must not be allowed tarnish the good name they have had for a while now.
— CONNECT IBADAN (@connectIBADAN) November 2, 2020
Hello Nigerians, it seems @HQNigerianArmy are really confused. I'm here 2 share my ordeal in d hand of Nigerian army today on my way coming 4rm church at bodija area of Ibadan where I had to pass Beere axis where operation burst under the directive of Gov @Seyimakinde stationed. pic.twitter.com/KNbcGdduIP
— 🐥🦃🐤PRIMAL CHICKS🐤🦃🐥 (@PrimalHubLtd) November 1, 2020
Governor Seyi Makinde had promised to ensure justice for citizens of police brutality and extortion.
On Monday, the commissioner of Youths and Sports, Mr Seun Fakorede while confirming the actions of the men of Operation Burst, described it as ‘unlawful activities’.