Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Basic Farouk Yahaya, on Tuesday, decried the rising circumstances of sexual abuses in army formations throughout the nation.
This, he blamed on the absence of the troopers on the barracks, who’re away on official project outdoors the barracks to guard and defend the nation.
The Chief of Military Employees acknowledged this in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on the 2021 Convention of Nigerian Armed Forces Catholic Chaplains.
The theme of the convention was, ‘The function of army chaplains in present-day challenges of insecurity and ethical decadence’.
Represented by the Commandant of the Nigeria Military Faculty of Navy Engineering, Brigadier Basic Mark Mamman, the COAS stated that the troopers had been all the time away from their households whereas doing their assigned duties to guard the nation’s residents from exterior and inside forces.
In line with COAS, “It’s worthy to notice that the Armed forces is over-stretched in all ramifications, with the assorted areas of restiveness to cowl and manpower to deploy.
“Most of our gallant officers and troopers spend their year-round within the bushes and frontlines away from their households.
“It’s pertinent to notice that the majority of our barracks and formations are step by step being flooded with circumstances of sexual abuse of minors and susceptible adults. Thus, your theme for this Mixed Convention, ‘Safety/Safeguarding of Minors and Weak Adults in NA Formations: The Position of the Chaplain’, is vital to handle the causes and options to such menace.
“The horrible impact of experiencing abuse and neglect in childhood can result in adversarial consequence in maturity. The results of experiencing baby abuse do fluctuate significantly. For some adults, the consequences of kid abuse and neglect are continual and debilitating, which may result in debased character and behavior. As such, this could create a powerful detrimental gap within the household lifetime of army personnel,” he stated.
“For us within the Armed Forces, we should recall to mind all the time that the noble job of defending the territorial integrity of the nation whereas additionally being proactively concerned in help of our civil authority is our prime accountability. It’s due to this fact encouraging to see you as members of the Armed Forces gathered for a mixed convention to discover a resolution collectively in direction of our frequent drawback,” he added.