Heartbreaking Photos Of Soldiers Begging and Crying For Food and Water From The FG - Video

Published On: December 21, 2016, 6:14 am (3 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Nigerian Army says the video of soldiers begging for water and food, which went viral on Tuesday, was shot by “mischievous and disgruntled elements”.

The video, which was uploaded on YouTube, showed several soldiers at Alargarno in Borno State, lamenting their lack of food and water and seeking the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari. Press play to watch it below:

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Following the release of the video to the public, the Nigerian Army says the problem was caused by a mischievous soldier, who had since been punished.

In a statement late on Tuesday by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the army said,
“We wish to state that the video clip was shot more than six months ago by some mischievous and disgruntled elements when 29 Task Force Brigade captured Alagarno Forest and environs in Borno State.
“It is disheartening that some mischievous elements have decided to circulate it now, creating the false impression that it is a recent occurrence.
“We wish to state further that the matter was conclusively investigated at the time, several months ago. The Board of Inquiry actually showed that, as of the time of the incident, the unit’s water tanker still contained water, but a soldier mischievously concealed it. That soldier was charged and punished accordingly.
“In addition to the unit’s water tanker, a borehole was subsequently drilled at the location and it is still serving both the military and adjoining communities.
“We wish to restate with utmost concern the continued commitment of the Nigerian Army to the total welfare of all its personnel.”

-- maizaxx (m) at 21-12-2016 06:46 AM
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This is just not happening! Please whoever is in power and reading this article should act quickly to save Nigeria from chaos.
-- kacylee (f) at 21-12-2016 07:01 AM
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thats bad, soldiers should be the most important priority on govt welfare list. what a pity

-- chimexcel (m) at 21-12-2016 07:23 AM
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Army is always protecting their sector. They don't want outsiders to know what is happening within them.
-- Kingsavior (m) at 21-12-2016 07:45 AM
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It's a pity.
You are claiming that it was shot 6 months back...
Why should you allow it to happen in the first place, this could be a sign that Nigeria is not worth dieing for.
-- chukkychukky (m) at 21-12-2016 07:52 AM
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we knw d soldiers are suffering

-- concentrate (m) at 21-12-2016 09:03 AM
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that's a big fat lie. we need proves not stories. these soldiers deserve to be treated with respect. give them what is due to them and there will be no reason for explanations
-- concentrate (m) at 21-12-2016 09:07 AM
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Quote from: kacylee on 21-12-2016 07:01 AM
thats bad, soldiers should be the most important priority on govt welfare list. what a pity
thank you very much. you are such a wise lady. No wise government play with their security officers
-- gogoman Online (m) at 21-12-2016 11:22 AM
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-- kison (m) at 21-12-2016 05:52 PM
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 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
-- BournIdentity (m) at 28-12-2016 04:02 PM
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Sidon there dey look like zombie,,,,.. I just dey wakaring
-- BournIdentity (m) at 29-12-2016 05:17 AM
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Knack mi tori.....,,,
I just dey observe! Dey pass jejeli as in,, maka, make jelorsi no kill u o