The soldier resigns after Lieutenant Colonel S.A. Ochalla starved him and others.
A military source said a Nigerian soldier from the 145th Battalion in Damasak, Maiduguri, in Borno State, resigned due to alleged famine and brutal treatment by the commander.
A source told SaharaReporters that a soldier dropped his rifle in anger on Tuesday and quit his job due to difficulties faced by soldiers at the front.
He said: “Today a soldier dropped his rifle and quit his job because of the frustration and hardship we face here.”
Earlier, he told SaharaReporter that the battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel S.A. Ochalla starved him and his colleagues for four days in a row without explanation.
The soldier said that the soldiers who fought the rebels regardless of the situation were offended that they had not yet been paid two months of tobacco tobacco.
He said: “We, soldiers of the 145th Battalion in Damasak, Maiduguri, are starving. Our commander, Lieutenant Colonel S.A. Ochala, for four days he refused to feed us. He also refused to give us money for the March and April cigarette allowances; the world must come to our aid.
“We have not seen water to drink in the morning and have not eaten for four days. We must fight no matter what, because our life is more important than food. Even in these conditions, we are still fighting the rebels.
“This is the Nigerian system for you, it is so corrupt. But in the Nigerian military, corruption is more pronounced. I have served in the Nigerian military for over five years and I think I can tell you that. Imagine we’re in the process of deploying in the bush and haven’t fed yet. Our commander did not explain this in any way. He did not meet with anyone about this. We are starving, please help us. “
Nigerian soldiers complained about the defeat at Boko Haram and that they were often sent into battle without the necessary supplies.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.