6 October 2014

Boko Haram: 'We Are Dying Like Fowl', Nigerian Soldiers Say

Some officers of the Nigerian army have said that they would no longer fight against Boko Haram

According to reports, a group of Nigerian soldiers have decided to disobey orders by refusing to fight Boko Haram members.
One of the soldiers spoke to BBC saying that at least 40 of his colleagues would ignore orders to go against the sect.
He further said that the soldiers would only go into battle if they were provided with better equipment.
According to the unidentified soldier:
"Soldiers are dying like fowl," the soldier, who said he and his colleagues were just outside Maiduguri, told the BBC Hausa service.
"The Nigerian army is not ready to fight Boko Haram," he said, explaining that soldiers were not being given enough weapons and ammunition to take them on.
"Boko Haram are inside the bush, everywhere," he said "They [senior commanders] are sacrificing soldiers,"
The Nigerian government has been severely criticized for what many see as laxity towards the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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