Fake soldier granted interview to BBC – DHQ says
On Tuesday August 19th, a Nigerian soldier spoke with the BBC explaining why himself and some other soldiers refused the order from their superiors to go fight Boko Haram insurgents. He alleged that they were not provided good weapons and ammunition and so gave Boko Haram the upper hand during any battle because the militants are more well equipped (read that here).
Now the Defence Headquarters says the man who spoke with BBC is an impostor. Their statement below
That degree of cowardice is not in the character of a real soldier of the Nigerian Army. The series of lies contained in the alleged responses of the faceless person referred to as a soldier confirms the whole arrangement as another step of the mischief makers working for terrorists. No soldier has been sent on any mission without being armed. Each soldiers answers for his action in terms of discipline.
Anyone who knows the military reward for mutiny will not join another person to try it. The overwhelming majority of the Nigerian soldiers remains as brave and disciplined as ever. They will certainly not join any renegade, coward, deserter or those trying to incite mutiny in the military to betray the nation at time like this, in a way that impostor told his interviewers. His claims are false.
Certainly soldiers are not being sent to die. We may not have everything now, but we are improving on weapons and equipment rapidly
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