– The news of the neglect of soldiers fighting Boko Haram is false according to a new development
– Senator Ndume who went on a fact-finding was instrumental in making this known to Nigerians
– Consequently, the soldiers insisted that the Nigerian government have been supportive
In a big boost to the federal government and the Nigerian Army, soldiers who sustained various degrees of injuries while fighting Boko Haram terrorists in Borno and other areas of the Northeast, have commended them.
The soldiers who are receiving treatment at 7 Division hospital ,Maiduguri, claimed the government have been supportive and has in no way abandoned them.
They disclosed this when Senator Ali Ndume, chairman Senate committee on Army, visited them. Ndume said he visited the soldiers following news that the soldiers have been abandoned, Leadership Newspaper reports.
Many of the wounded soldiers however said they were eager to resume the war against insurgency.
Corporal Kolawole Omosheye, a wounded soldier who spoke to the news outlet said:
” I thank God for the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army GOC that came for reinforcement on the day of the attack. I thank God for the 7 Division hospital Acting Commander who took care of us.”
Another wounded soldier, Private Ademola Felix, who spoke to the news outlet said:
” We entered mines and fortunately, we thank God that we are alive today. The Army is indeed trying for us. In the next two weeks, I hope to recover to return back to hit hard the Boko Haram terrorists.”
On his part, Sen. Ali Ndume , said his unscheduled visit was as a result of news report he read in one the national dailies.
” I want to start by thanking the GOC because this visit was not scheduled and it is infact fact finding visit. Yesterday, I read disturbing news in one of the newspapers that soldiers that have been sacrificing their lives in the battle field are abandoned.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that cases of soldiers and security operatives attacking and even killing their superiors for many reasons abound in Nigeria.
Another military officer of the 202 battalion in the Bama area of Borno state on Wednesday, July 29, shot dead a lieutenant who is in charge of administrative matters in the battalion, The Cable reports.
A military source who spoke with the online newspapers revealed that the soldier killed his superior because the deceased refused to give him permission to go and visit his family over an urgent issue.
Legit.ng had also reported that some Nigerian soldiers have demonstrated a rare level of patriotism as they express willingness to return to the Boko Haram battlefield despite being wounded.
One of the soldiers, warrant officer Yahaya Isyaku said he is ready to return to the mission area to continue fighting the insurgents.
Isyaku said this when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai paid him and other wounded soldiers a visit.
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