A Twitter user, Officer Bone, a member of Nigerian Armed Forces said on Monday that he and his fellow soldiers are disappointed in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration amid ongoing fighting between Government forces and Boko Haram insurgents.
“The Nigerian Army has suspended approvals for voluntary retirement requests from soldiers, saying d rate at which applications to quit service was flooding its headquarters lately was “disheartening”.
It’s cruel coercing our troops to remain when u can’t provide them with weapons,” DEMAGOGUE PhD tweeted.
“Do you why there’s an increase in these voluntary discharge applications?” Officer Bone asked
“During the 2015 election, many of us, soldiers vowed that if GEJ had won that election we’ll leave the service coz by then we thought we had seen the height of it all; fight against insurgency and couldn’t”
“bear it no more due to the level of casualty recorded amongst our troops, the sabotage, poor weapons, poor welfare and all whatnot. Most of us felt PMB would be a game changer being a general(rtd), so we couldn’t wait to have him as our C-in-C; you know nau as per military man wey baba be, na him fit solve our problem wey we dey face for this North East with Bokoharam. Little did we know that Baba’s own will be like his predecessor – even worse. We were/are disappointed!
So you see men and brethren… Most of us just want out, some have applied, many are still hoping the situation improves. Fact remains, men no get joy o, forget say we fit dey follow you smile. Pride no dey the game again.”
He added, “Na the koko of the matter be that; when e go end?Loudly crying face I can’t afford to throw away my youth for a cause that may tarry a lifetime if care is not taken.”