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“The army chief and other generals only sit in Abuja and lie to Nigerians” – Soldiers speak after Boko Haram Attack

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Officers with the Nigerian Army continue to react to the death of their colleagues after the attack on the Metele Base by Boko Haram insurgents.

Over 100 soldiers were reportedly killed in an attack for which the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility.

A video obtained by AFP on Sunday had shown Nigerian soldiers lamenting their neglect by the army generals.

Speaking to The Cable, soldiers who asked to be kept anonymous asked that President Muhammadu Buhari provide ammunition.

Most of our people dropped their arms and pulled off this dirty uniform… the bodies of our troops littered everywhere but we watched the news and heard army headquarters saying troops repelled the attack.

The army chief and other generals only sit in Abuja and lie to Nigerians whereas soldiers are being killed on daily basis. We lack manpower but nobody is telling the president the truth.

The president should demand the whereabouts of all the soldiers deployed to Operation Last Hold to fight Boko Haram under Major General Abbah Dikko. The answer is, all of them have been crushed by Boko Haram and their new weapons and arms are what the Boko Haram is using to attack us. Please, help us tell Mr President that the service chiefs are just lying to him.

Another soldier discussed how they ran out of ammunition and were overpowered by the terrorists.

Our commander, Lieutenant Colonel Sakaba told us to prepare for battle after being briefed by one of our soldiers whose duty is to monitor what is coming from distance.

We engaged the terrorists for over 40 minutes before we ran out of ammunition on that very Sunday. They were well equipped and armed with rocket propelled grenades, more than 12 gun trucks mounted with anti-air craft shooting at us from a long range.

Some of us ran out of bullets and they overpowered us, we fled but those who could not escape were slaughtered like chicken.

Our formation is surrounded by big trenches and barbed wires, which became a trap and made it difficult for them to escape. I watched many of my fellow friends die helplessly in cold blood.

7 Comments

  1. Lynda Pam

    November 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    OMG!!! This is just not acceptable at all,, it is only God that will punish all those our military chiefs in Jesus name!!! Their families are going to grieve over them more than the friends n families of these fallen heroes are grieving over their loved ones at the moment IJN!! I once gisted a friend of mine who was a buharian before now of how some of my child hood friends from ikeja military cantonment! who later at a point in their lives decided to join our useless corrupt Nigerian military gisted me of how they are always being sold out by their Muslim colleagues, but he refused to believe me, Those friends of mine told me that the killings that we get to hear of, is nothing compared to what they are going through in the hands of Boko Haram!! I repeat!!! God will punish buhari n bastard buratai to a point that they’ll have to cry over their own biological children the same way the families of these heroes are crying right now IJN!!! Shey that bastard El rufai shamelessly cried over his own daughter just recently? They ain’t seen nothing yet, Very demonic set of people, I’m just so angry right now that I don’t want to sin against God by wishing I were him

  2. Kkay

    November 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Oh God, may those army chiefs who sabotaged our Soldiers by not equipping them die a worse death than these fallen soldiers.

    • udeme INYANG

      November 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      …..but how long will this humiliation and the seeming insensitivity of our president last?

  3. udeme INYANG

    November 26, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    118 soldiers killed, meaning 3 soldiers per State(excluding Abuja, seat of Buhari & Buratai)
    3 dead soldiers per State means 1 per senatorial district. may the soul of the poor soldiers R.I.P. …..combat soldiers who are majorly from poor homes with commission to defend their fatherland!

  4. Nnenne

    November 27, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Thought APC said Dasuki is the bad egg.
    War on terrorism has become a booming business.

  5. maygurl

    November 27, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Now the truth is finally out, the Army Chiefs connived with the presidency to continue to feed us with lies while they swallow the money meant for ammunition in their bank accounts or underground their homes. What a country, i am pushed to curse these mean men we call leaders but i leave them to God.
    It is time to wake up Nigerians and tell these wicked men that enough is enough.
    May the souls of the departed soldiers rest in peace.
    Men looking for means of survival joined the army against all odds, if not who becomes a soldier in a country like Nigeria where there is zero protection. It is well

  6. Carlos

    November 30, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Especially the Commander in Chief

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