Military Chiefs Are Aiding Boko Haram, They Did Not Send 10,000 Troops To Borno – Soldiers
Shocking revelation emerged during the weekend when a soldier alleged that some top military chiefs were aiding the Boko Haram sect who are currently terrorizing North-Eastern part of the country.
The soldiers who claimed to have witnessed some of the incidents told Voice of America Hausa Service that there was no truth in the claim by the Nigerian Army that there are over 10,000 troops in Borno State.
“I swear, even now, there are boys in the forest where we are coming out from,” he averred.
“They (Army) keeps saying they are sending soldiers, it's a lie. They claim that there are 10,000 soldiers in Maiduguri but it is a lie. If we have 10,000 soldiers, Boko Haram would have ended. How many members does Boko Haram have?” The soldier queried.
The soldier also claimed that many of his colleagues have left the army because they were being frustrated by top military chiefs.
Hear him “I swear by Allah, there are soldiers who are coming out of the forest after they were abandoned; several of them dropped their weapons and just went home.
“There were more than 20 of them from this battalion in Kwanduga. Even me that is talking to you now, I am preparing to leave. I just want to tell the world so that they will know what is happening. These people are doing this secretly.”
However, the military has rubbished the claims, saying that there were over 10,000 troops in Maiduguri.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen Chris Olukolade, said he did not believe that the person who granted the interview to VOA was a soldier of the Nigerian Army.
His words, “The person that granted that interview on the VOA; we believe he is not a soldier, he could just be one of those simulated on the other side to give some false impression to support the insurgents.”