The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest and detention of a female soldier who recently accepted the love proposal from a male member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara State.
Naija News recalls a corps member, after NYSC’s three weeks of orientation exercise in the Kwara State camp located in Yikpata, took his love life to the next level as he proposed to a soldier in the camp.
The incident happened at the Passing Out Parade of Batch B, Stream 2 of the 2021 Corp Members last week.
The corps member in a viral video could be seen on his knees as he inserts the ring into the finger of the female soldier amid cheers of fellow corps members.
The military officer after receiving the ring could be seen admiring the ring as she receives hugs and cheers from corp members at the scene.
However, a few days after the incident, a report emerged that the soldier has been arrested and is facing the consequences of her action.
The military officer was reportedly detained for romancing on uniform publicly, absent on parade, indiscriminate behaviour, doing other things aside from her purpose in NYSC camp, disobedience to standing order of social media rule, and disobedience to ethics and tradition of the Nigerian Army.
However, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu while confirming that the soldier has now been detained, explained that the soldier went against extant military laws which bans the public display of romantic relationship with a paramilitary trainee – a corps member.
Also, he added that the soldier violated the Nigerian Army’s rules and regulations on the conduct of military personnel when deployed for duty.
Nwachukwu said the female soldier is not expected to be in an amorous relationship with a trainee; indulge in romance while in uniform, and is also guilty of disobeying the Armed Forces standing guidelines and directives for the use of social media.