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Nigerian Soldiers Flee From Boko Haram.

The Nigerian soldiers were actually seen fleeing from their militant counterparts for the fear of losing their lives. I thought that soldiers ought to be patriotic enough as to risk everything, including their lives, to save their country from an enemy’s infiltration?

Perhaps, the nations is not worth dieing for seeing that no one, apart from family members might mourn them for a while, after which life goes on. If they acquired any properties, their children will fight one another to ensure they get the lion share. Woe betide them if they have no son. The extended families will come and chase their widows and daughters to their maternal home or to a remote village and claim whatever asset that is left behind.

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As if to add injury to salt, the Islamic militants released a video of the soldiers fleeing for dear life. That shuts up any one (particularly from the barrack) who might claim it to be a lie or a mere rumour. At least the video was not made up and cannot lie.

Shouldn’t every Nigerian at this point know that they are on their own in terms of security in their fatherland? For many years, wealthy individuals have used body guards and personal security to protect themselves because of the infamous activities and failures of the police force. Top ranking officials are known to be protected by  armed soldiers because of their superiority over the police.

The army is highly esteemed and seen as the hope of the nation. Both for safe-guarding lives in extreme unrest and protecting the sovereignty of the state.

Now that they have shown the world that thy are incapable of discharging their obligations as enshrined in the law, internally and eternally, what should be expected?

Is Boko Haram wining the war?

In any battle, whoever is better equipped wins the war.

If recent reports are anything to go by, the terrorists might be having the upper hand in their war to destabilize and depopulate the country.

Their atrocious activities seem unchallenged and unquestioned as they go about terrorizing civilians. Innocent lives are lost on a daily basis yet the government still plays politics.

The second largest town, in north-east, was captured and made a caliphate under the watchful eyes of of the security personnel.

It is said that one person cannot fight a group but Boko Haram as few as they might be, has succeeded in fighting millions of Nigerians, unchallenged.

How about the weapons?

Security personnels have complained severally in the media about lack of modern and sophisticated weapons, the kind used by their enemies. They are poorly remunerated compared to their counterparts who don’t mind laying down their lives. What do these soldiers stand to gain if they lose their lives in the process. Will it rid the country of corruption or put food on the tables of their many dependants?

I think they are heroes and should be celebrated for saving their families untold hardship and hunger which would have been if they died.

The government knows what to do if they are serious about fighting Boko Haram!

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11 thoughts on “Nigerian Soldiers Flee From Boko Haram.”

  1. None of these “journalists” can be trusted. Unless you’re on the ground there, not even African’s know what’s going on in this conflict. Many reports suggest Nigerians weren’t “Fleeing” but regrouping. Not just mere semantics but changes the whole story.

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  2. I just wrote an article about the nature of groups like Boko Haram. They are not a new phenomenon, not even a little.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think either of the two historically proven methods for dealing with groups like them will work in modern Nigeria. 😦

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  3. Hope, you are very right. As the saying goes, ”truth is bitter” and I say that ”truth is not bitter but who to say it is afraid”. You have hit the nail on the head and whether people like it or not that is the truth. May the Lord intervene in Nigeria. That will be the only solution because corruption is the order of the day. More courage my sister. Peace!!

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