Finally, we hear that the Nigerian Military is taking action against those soldiers who enlisted, but refused to fight. They should also remember to take action against the commanders who in the safety of they air conditioned offices send out ill equipped soldiers to war against a better equipped adversary like Boko Haram. I have said it before, and I will say it gain. The whole Nigerian Military should be overhauled. Too much corruption, and too much lounging about in their comfort zones. Those boys have forgotten how to war, and it will take a very drastic action from the president to shake them up.
Imagine soldiers aiming shots at their officer, and stoning his car. I thought soldiers were supposed to be disciplined. What kind of discipline is that? This shows how respect, honor and selfless service have been eroded in the Nigerian Military. When soldiers do these things, and their wives without fear join in the furrow, it is time to take a serious look at the whole organization.
President Jonathan should start talking to the Nigerians. The Nigerians should be told the truth. They should know that the Military is so corrupt they cannot even help themselves, much more help the country. They should know that “when the come comes to become” as one of our past very colorful politicians put it, they will have themselves to blame if they fail to take notice of all these happenings.
(We will continue.)