My Fellow Soldiers Shot Me on the Battlefield for Killing Boko Haram Fighters – Anonymous Soldier
A former Nigerian soldier has alleged that he was shot by his fellow soldiers on the battlefield for killing too much Boko Haram fighters.
The soldier made the claim via an anonymous call on a radio show hosted by Sandra Ezekwesili on Nigeria Info FM.
During the radio show, the presenter received an anonymous call from Ilupeju with the caller identifying himself as an ex sniper in the Nigerian Army actively involved in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists.
He described that he was very good at his job of sniping for the Army, being a left handed person. He described the situation on the battlefield against the terrorists, saying he went long nights cut off from the rest of the world. He also accused the military authorities of not paying his allowances as his family was not taken care of while he was fighting.
Describing the events that led to his exit from the Army, he said he was shot on the wrist by a colleague during an operation against the insurgents.
He said the colleague who shot him, said he killed people too much in Hausa. He said he was shot while trying to save a child whose mother and sibling were killed by insurgents.
The shocked presenter, asked the caller to clarify his story because she found it hard to believe.
He thereafter reiterated his accusation that he was shot by fellow soldiers for being too good at killing Boko Haram fighters. He stated that he resigned from the Army due to the evil going on within the institution.
He urged the Nigerian Government to carry out a forensic investigation of the Nigeria Army. He stated that patriotic soldiers are being systematically killed off on the battlefield so that Boko Haram can have a clear field to carry out its terrorist operations.
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Nigerians on social media corroborated the story by giving examples of other soldiers being maimed and killed for taking the fight to Boko Haram. Many of them said they refused to join the army because of the perceived ethnicity and sabotage of the Army leaving them exposed to endless attacks from Boko Haram Terrorists resulting in high casualty among promising officers.
Some others also linked the story to the sudden death of Nigeria’s first and youngest female combat pilot, Tolulope Arole who died in a freak accident.
Many Nigerians expressed the view that she was killed by rogue elements within the Army for being too good at her job.
See the reactions below;
I listened to #Hardfacts yesterday, what the Ex Soldier is similar to the death of Tolulope, the first female aircombat in Nigeria, she arrived from the battle field where many bandits were killed, this doesn't go well with some people & she was killed.
— 👑ADEGBOYEGA ADEDEJI (@roomm4) July 16, 2020
When I was serving in Kogi state I was oppourtune to meet a soldier that was recuperating from a gun shot he relayed many of his experiences like this one you brought to limelight. If there are not people feeding fat from the invasion of Bokoharam then they should have been out!
— Black Champion (@Solomon84249657) July 16, 2020
The Boko Haram boys ambushed Nigeria military at metele last year , I lost a friend and brother a captain of the Nigerian army , how did the Boko boys plan the ambush , they had an insider who gave them information as to the movement of the military detachment,
— Austine #STOP the misinformation (@applephilia) July 16, 2020
This is no joke Sandra, this guy isn’t lying at all, my friend in the military band corps was sent to the NE because his boss didn’t like him, he had to flee the war zone because they were always been attacked, some solders were divulging info to BH terrorists
— VIQUE (@viqueta) July 15, 2020
1.Though I didn't listen yesterday but seeing this now made me remember why I refuse joining the 65th and 66th recruitment in 2011 and 2012 when I was in 241 recce battalion in nguru yobe state. We had the privilege of been friends with some soldiers who relayed devastating…
— Opara kingsley (@Quantizekay) July 16, 2020