Army Releases Statement to Clarify Video of Soldiers Dying of Hunger That's Circulating

Published On: December 21, 2016, 10:55 am (3 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo
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The Nigerian Army has reacted to the video making the rounds on social media about some military personnel crying out for hunger in the forest. The video shows some men garbed in military camouflage, believed to be fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in north eastern part of the country blasting the Federal government for abandoning them.
The footage also shows some soldiers who have reportedly fainted as the result of the untold hardship they were going through. Reacting to the development, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the video was shot by some mischievous elements, who were aimed at tarnishing the image of the federal government.
Usman said, “the attention of Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip circulating on Social Media of soldiers alleging lack of food and water.
“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 at 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.”

-- gogoman Online (m) at 21-12-2016 11:01 AM
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-- chimexcel (m) at 21-12-2016 11:11 AM
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-- Amibomatc (m) at 21-12-2016 11:41 AM
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And you want me to believe your own account.
Shame on you, shame on the government of lies andproperganda.
-- crocatum (m) at 21-12-2016 01:00 PM
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so the what it means is that it actually happened at least for some time, i just wonder how long the water was locked up and how long did they expect the soldiers to stay without water, was it just one  person or more where responsible.
-- chukkychukky (m) at 21-12-2016 01:05 PM
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sharrap una sabi lie, i knw say hunger don finish dem

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