Some personnel of the Nigerian Army have laid curses on the country’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, after falling into a Boko Haram trap in the North-East where the war against terrorism is at its fiercest.
In a video exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, some soldiers while lamenting their near-death experiences and the loss of their military vehicles and weapons during the ambush by Boko Haram terrorists, accused the Nigerian Army leadership of abandoning them to die in the bush and only sending in jets when the insurgents had dealt them heavy blows.
Angered by the situation, the soldiers seen in the video rained curses on Buratai, praying for all manner of evil to befall him.
In disjointed Pidgin English that has been correctly translated by SaharaReporters for the benefit of readers not conversant with such language, the angry soldiers said, “It shall not be well with the army (authorities), army has sold all of us. Look at the way the army (authorities) are suffering us, it shall not be well with them.
“Boko Haram ambushed us, what type of nonsense is this. Army (authorities) have suffered us. They sent jets to us after Boko Haram had finished us.
“Buratai, it shall not be well with you for life. Buratai, you shall not know peace anymore.”
Embarrassed by the incident, the Nigerian Army authorities claimed that they had arrested the soldiers in the video and are currently evaluating their psychological state at the moment.
Curiously, it is not the first time that the army authorities would be venting their anger on personnel exposing operational flaws in the campaign against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East – the latest adds to a long line on this list.
For example, on March 31, 2020, the Nigerian Army removed General Olusegun Adeniyi, who appeared in a viral video urging military authorities to supply them with weapons and accurate intelligence to combat Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East region.
Adeniyi, who is Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, in the viral video lamented how his men were outgunned and ambushed while on an operation in Borno.
Shortly after the video went out to the public, Adeniyi was removed from his position to a less significant post as punishment.
Source: Sahara Reporters