August 20, 2015 – 3000 Nigerian Soldiers Sacked For Refusing To Fight Boko Haram Recalled
“Nigerian Soldiers Are Among The Best In The World But We Don’t Have Weapon To Fight Boko Haram” – Recalled Soldier Laments
Over 3000 soldiers recently dismissed for refusing to fight Boko Haram in Borno State have been recalled.
One of them told DT today that they fled for their dear lives because the insurgents are well equipped than them.
In his words:
“I am a corporal and I have served in the Nigerian Army for the past 28 years, I have served in Bama and Baga, what I saw there was a very bad situation. We were sent there to fight insurgents without weapons and ammunition. Can you imagine, a small boy of 15 to 18 years will pursue a soldier and the soldier would run away simply because he does not have the machines that the boy has, only for the army authorities to say they were dismissing us because we refused to fight Boko Haram. Nigerian soldiers are among the best around the world, the only problem we have is that we are not equipped with the equipment needed to combat the terrorists but we have the means and resources to do that”.