Nigerian Army dismisses 203 soldiers after secret night trial

Nigerian army in Borno

The Nigerian Army has dismissed 203 soldiers after a secret court martial held in the dead of the night, for allegedly disobeying a direct order from their commanding officer, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

One of the sacked soldiers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the soldiers were dismissed for asking for support equipment, following the army’s plan to convey them in a tipper for an operation in Bama and Gwoza, two strongholds of Boko Haram insurgents.

The soldier, who is originally of the 19th Battalion in Okitipupa in Ondo State, but attached to the 7th division in Maiduguri, said the army detained them for over 90 days before dismissing them after a midnight trial. He said they are owed up to five months in unpaid salaries.

Narrating the event that led to their dismissal, the soldier said his unit reconvened in Maiduguri last August, after they were dislodged by the insurgents in Damboa in an operation where their commanding officer and several other soldiers were killed.

He said they were given two weeks pass and that at the expiration of their pass, they were issued new uniforms, boots and 30 rounds of bullets each as opposed to the statutory 60 rounds. And were going to be conveyed in a tipper lorry to Gwoza and Bama for an operation.

He said having engaged the insurgents in several past battles, majority of the soldiers argued that the operation would be fierce, and therefore requested support equipment.

“So we asked for support weapons. No support weapon was provided. Our CO (Commanding Officer) said he would discuss with the GOC (General Officer Commanding) of the 7 Division at the headquarters. When he came back, he said we should stand down. We thought all was well,” our source said.

But the request made by the soldiers fetched them more than they bargained for.

The next day their new CO, Mohammed A, a lieutenant colonel from 195 battalion, Agenebode, ordered them to submit their weapons and uniforms or be charged with mutiny.

“On the morning of 16 of August, after the GOC briefing, our commander started calling our names and he said anyone whose name is called should submit their uniform and weapon. He added that anyone who failed to do that would be charged for mutiny. We were surprised at what was happening.

“He started from the most senior soldier among us, a warrant officer who had served for almost 30 years. They asked us to go back to the barrack. It is a war zone and our weapons had been taken from us. Staying around was of no use so we left Maiduguri back home.”

The next order from the army hierarchy was for the soldiers to report to the 4th Brigade headquarters in Benin where they were detained for three months.

“They kept us in the fenced field at the officers’ mess in 4th battalion headquarters. When we first arrived at Benin they took statements from us and took it to Maiduguri. The original charge against us was for deserting but after our statements were taken they changed the charge to disobedient to particular order. They said we disobeyed the CO’s order. They seized our phones, we couldn’t communicate with our families for the 90 days we were kept in detention,” our source said.

After they were released on December 24, they were conveyed to their various units. The soldier said on getting to their units, a court martial was set up at about 11.30 p.m. where they were tried and dismissed. He said the next morning, they were evicted from the barrack with their families.

“It was dismissal without benefits. After 17 years in service. Even people that served for 30 years were dismissed without benefits. We had no legal representation.”

Army spokesperson, Olajide Laleye, a Brigadier General, could not be reached for comments on Thursday. Calls and messages to his telephone were not answered or returned.

The dismissal of the 203 soldiers followed a wave of court-martialling of other soldiers for mutiny and other offences.

On December 24, a military court-martial that sat in Abuja sentenced four soldiers to death by firing squad for alleged mutiny.

That judgment came just about a week after another batch of 54 soldiers were condemned to death for refusing to fight the deadly Boko Haram sect.

The 54 soldiers belonged to the 111 Special Forces battalion attached to the 7 division of the army in Maiduguri. They are to die by firing squad, the military court ruled.

The soldiers were accused of disobeying a direct order from superior officers to take part in an operation aimed at dislodging Boko Haram terrorists from Delwa, Bulabulin and Damboa in Borno State.

The soldiers said they refused to take part in the operation because the Army did not provide them with the required combat and support equipment needed for such operations.

Earlier, in September, 12 soldiers were sentenced to death for allegedly shooting at a car conveying their commanding officer, Ahmed Mohammed, a Major General.

The attack occurred May 14 at the army’s 7 Division, Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, headed at the time by Mr. Mohammed.

Others were also sentenced to life in jail for criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit murder.

The soldiers revolted after some of their colleagues were ambushed and killed by Boko Haram extremists, an attack they blamed their commander for.

Yet, more soldiers remain on trial for their conducts in the fight against the extremist sect, and face being sentenced to death.

On December 23, another batch of 118 soldiers were transported from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to face charges in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

It is not clear when the troops would be arraigned before the military court, but our sources said unlike their colleagues who were convicted December 17, the 118 soldiers are accused of offences less than mutiny.

Also, 22 top officers, including a brigadier general, are being held at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos, preparatory to being arraigned for yet unclear offences.

They could not be arraigned on December 22 because the court was not properly constituted.

Their arraignment has now been scheduled for a date in January.

The convicted soldiers, apart from the four that were sentenced  December 24, have been moved to Lagos to await appeal, pardon or execution.


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  • This is a very difficult period for the military given the fact that those being charged are mostly southerners.

    • Muktsa

      Most everything be reduced to a regional issue?

      • FortB

        I tire o. There are just some mumu that cannot make a sentence of comment without trying to whip up tribal or regional sentiments. All gimmicks to divide Nigerians. They and their sponsors will surely FAIL woefully by God’s grace.

        • Guguru

          Many thanks to Jonathan for being the Chief Divider of Nigerians.

          • Oleku

            Please I need help, I couldn’t last up to 5mins in a show down with one of my mistress today, could GEJ be responsible?

    • Kokori

      Kindly shut ur lips if you have nothing to post The Soldiers can be from South, East, West or North. Mutiny is mutiny and they should face the music. They were lucky to get only dismissal. By the way, who is a Southerner? are you referring to those from Ondo or Ibadan or Kwara as Southernerners? They are not. They are from Yoruba West. So be clear about it. There is nothing like North & South, what we have is South, West, East and North. We call them geographical cardinal points.

      • Contact Point

        Kokori is same as coconut

  • Dr Williwilli

    This is a most palatable & refreshing news for a new year. My only hope however, is that those ‘aproco’ Soldiers whom Premium Times and Sahara Reporters always refer to as “Our military sources”, are all part of the 203.

    The Nigerian military is not Northern military. We good citizens of Nigeria therefore align with the vision to purge our esteemed military of saboteurs and Islamist terrorist apologist who mask their vampire affiliation under the nebulous excuse of lack of superior weapons. But any tested combatant, whether military or elsewhere, knows that in any combat, one side will always have superior weapons…but it doesn’t often decide who wins.

    We therefore urge the military to sack, court martial, jail or kill any Soldier who has committed the offenses for which those punishments are due. God bless Jonathan. God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    • Habu Ibrahim

      Jaundiced analysis. If you don’t realise 70% of these problematic soldiers are ironically from the south of Nigeria and majorly christians. Any how let it be known that Feb 2015 shall be the promised time by which Nigerians of all hues and colors will unanimously dismiss GEJ,the corrupt Military chiefs,Marilyn Ogar & Co,BH, militants and all corrupt leaders to the dust bin of history and thus Nigeria shall be set free from its current precarious situation

      • Kokori

        So you are canvassing for amnesty for these unpatriotic Soldiers the same way Bokohari & Co canvassed for amnesty for Shekau and all Boko haram terrorists. Honestly, I have not seen a country like this Nigeria.

        • Contact Point

          The so called Niger Delta criminals that are parading as militants are murderers with innocent blood on their hands yet amnesty was given to them which was not supposed to be. Just as these silly blood thirsty fools in the name of Boko Haram must never be given any pardon but total crush. We must not set any precedence with evil, but because GEJ did that, then kidnappers even surfaced and made request for amnesty too. That is clueless of a leader.

      • Mabel

        We are talking about Soldiers and not Jonathan. One would have expected you to mention the name of the army Chief. If you don’t know his name, kindly ask people around you.

        • Guguru

          Mabel,

          We are also talking about a Jonathan who hands 30 bullets instead of 60 bullets to soldiers they hired to fight a war of choice.

          • FortB

            So you believe this junk by PT. Na wa o. I am amazed how matured people fall so easily for such junk stories by a so called dismissed soldier

          • Guguru

            FortB,

            Any evidence that this story is junk or that it is untrue? I am amazed at how mature people make assertions without evidence. You simply want us to believe your fables about the story being junk. Unfortunately, many of us have advanced beyond the deceitful rhetorics of the Jonathan administration.

          • FortB

            What evidence did you see in the story. A story by an alleged dismissed soldier without a name even. Please ask PT for evidence for this story before you ask me

          • Guguru

            FortB,

            The story is corroborated by other news houses who have interviewed soldiers in the past. PT is simply reporting what we already know to be true. They are not the first to report the shabby treatment of Nigerian soldiers. In 2009, several Nigerian Army officers were sent to jail for stealing the funds of troops.

    • Oludare Thomas

      Spot on!

    • Guguru

      Dr Williwilli,

      Why stop there? Why not demand that the Nigerian army murder Nigerians during this election for sacrifice purposes and for sporting purposes? Your ethical depravity seems to have boundaries, correct?

    • FortB

      Your comment was on mark but derailed slightly by calling some soldiers Islamic terrorist apologist. I beg to disagree. I think the problem we have in the military stems from the societal values rot at large, where nationalistic zeal is at an all time low due to how poorly our political leaders have relegated nationalism by their actions and inactions. So today, we have a situation at hand where many of our soldiers who took an oat to defend the nation do not really want to risk their lives as the job demands. Forget about the claim of insufficient weapons, that’s just a excuse to mask the real reason why they don’t want to fight. It’s all about lack of patriotism that has made these few bad elements within the military refuse to fight. I agree with you that well meaning Nigerians must support the cleansing process that is ongoing in the army, while at the same time encouraging the Government to invest more on its current drive to re-equip the military.

      Kudo to our gallant men and women in uniform who continue to put their lives on the line for the rest of the nation to live in safety. Don’t be discouraged by the unpatriotic act of the few bad eggs in your midst. They are being weeded out gradually. Long live Nigeria

    • Contact Point

      You are really sick, truly you are “wiliwili”. So your enemy should have the superior weapon, terrorists for that matter yet you want to go and confront them. You need one to examine your head frankly.

    • Baba

      The purge the army needed is that of a clueless commander in chief

  • ELDER KAYCEE MOORE-OLEGHIBE UN

    If this story is truly as stated, then the Army Authority has been most unfair. I believe in just and egalitarian society. I believe in fair hearing. Going by their testimonies, they deserved to be fully equipped for the task ahead.

    However, the Military hierarchy is yet to confirm the allegation. This is the most unfair thing to have happened to our soldiers.

  • Peter2000

    Nobody was conscripted into the armed forces. If you cannot follow orders, be prepared to live with the results.

    • Mamapikin

      You know nothing of military tradition you Jonathan man.

      • Peter2000

        You know as much as your general without a primary six certificate. Almajiri slave, stay on your lane.

        • Guguru

          Peter2000,

          You sound angry and frustrated as people point out the evil in the Nigerian Banana Republic, Why the anger? Come here and let me give you a hug to help you calm down, you lost soul. Hehehehehe.

          • Peter2000

            Ask your primary six general to provide us his certificate.

          • Guguru

            Peter2000,

            I believe the VP of Nigeria also was unable to produce his certificate too. He claimed it was gutted by fire. Which fire was this and where was the forensic done on the fire? No one knows. LOL!

          • Peter2000

            The VP presented photocopies of his certificate to INEC, including a signed affidavit from ABU.. Please ask your general to produce a photocopy of any certificate he received in Nigeria before 1962.

        • Mamapikin

          Stupidity. how can you attend Sandhurst without certificate? or you think it’s the university of Port Harcourt we mean here?

          • Peter2000

            Attend sandhurst you said?????? ask him to produce his primary six certificate. Let’s unravel how he joined the Nigerian army first. Then, I show how Nigerian army officers attended sandhurst in the 60s.

        • Baba

          The subject of discussion is not Buhari but GEJ, a man that keep watching helplessly as Nigerians are being killed with soldiers being court martial

          • Peter2000

            The subject of discussion are cowards trying to sabotage the Nigerian army. Your illiterate general included.

    • Guguru

      Peter2000,

      Assuming they were conscripted, do you suppose that is enough grounds to try people late at night with no legal representation whatsoever? Are you saying they should follow all orders when the military makes distinctions between lawful and unlawful orders? The law says they are legally required to have 60 bullets. However, the military handed the soldiers 30 bullets to go and fight. Is 30 bullets lawful or not?

      • Peter2000

        Nobody was conscripted, your conjecture is worthless to me.

        • Guguru

          Peter2000,

          Everything is worthless to you. We agree. I gathered my 30 bullets and 60 bullets story from the article. What part of my comments do you consider conjecture given that i was merely asking questions rather than making comments?

          • Peter2000

            Alamjiris like you are worthless to me.

          • Guguru

            Peter2000,

            How did you know i was an almajiri? Do you now have extra sensory perception or what? Are you okay today? I recommend you take your medicine to help you focus. This would greatly assist society as well.

          • Peter2000

            Alamjiri slaves like you are worthless to me.

      • Contact Point

        Yet one shoe-less man is telling us that our dignity and Human Rights are protected. Soldiers are the animals? Even in a sane society, animals do have right and their rights there seems to be more than our rights as human beings in Nigeria

    • Contact Point

      Because none of your relatives is facing either the Boko Haram or persuasion by the military hierarchy to commit suicide by not providing weapons and equipment yet forcing them to go to war.

      • Peter2000

        Another almajiris slave, taking weapons you have no idea about.

  • Mamapikin

    What is going on in the military? 30 rounds of ammunition to Start an offensive against boko haram dug in defensive positions? It is not even suicide. It something infinitely worse. So we don’t have bullets to give to the troops anymore, yet everyone has a private jet! This is the most incompetent political regime ever!

    • Contact Point

      Hahahahaha, honestly, maybe the soldiers should fight with their private jet.

    • FortB

      And I guess even when you note how incredible the story sounds, you still believe it abi? That exactly what feeds PT zeal to feed the public these trash that can best be described as beer parlour rumors. Put on your thinking hat and know that these are mere planted news items. Have you not seen truck load of boxes of ammunition abandoned to Boko haram in the videos on YouTube? And yet they tell you here 30 rounds are given to each soldier and you believe? Common reason people

      • Shaibu Ocheme

        My brother,
        I have followed this conversation. Any discerning reader knows that truth is on your side. As a Barracks boy myself, son of a civil war Quarter Master commissioned retired captain civil war veteran, I feel your pain. And may God be with you in your operations. Don’t waste your time responding to some bloggers on this forum. Some of them are friends of the likes of Dapo Olorunyomi and his corrupt politician paymasters, who are hoping to capitalise on the present insurgency in the North East to win elections and take over from a corrupt PDP in the chopping and thieving of money through occupying political positions.

        So while you risk your life in the scrub lands and bushes in the North East, others are paid to sit before laptops or use smart phones to disparage the Armed forces, even when they have never in their lives been involved in a gun fight or even heard a single rifle shot fired in anger. Don’t worry my patriotic brother. God is never unjust and so I trust that one day, Dapo Olorunyomi and his ilk of corrupt pseudo journalist will get their ‘fair reward’ from God.

  • Comfortkay

    Our Military are just like a football team, when the trainer is good then the team will perform better. In a country where there is high umemployment the Military has just added more to the umemployed Nigerian.Congratulations to our leaders in this country.

    • FortB

      Good anology. So we can say as a football team, where a player consistently fails to meet up the standard and is actually sabotaging the team, what do you do? Decamp him and buy a better replacement. Period

      • Comfortkay

        There is no justice in the Army.

      • D1

        And where do you get the replacement from? From the same Nigerians witnessing this trend/drama unfolding before our eyes?

        • FortB

          Exactly where you get a replacement football player. From the society. Be rest assured there are lots of patriotic Nigerians outhe there who wish to serve their fatherland as soldiers

  • Contact Point

    Exactly what a nation gets when you put in someone so clueless, who does not know his responsibility as Commander in Chief. Must our soldiers going to be finished by firing squad due to failure of one man, an “Old Nick”?

    • jerry

      Do you have another word for “clueless?” Please, that word is has been’killed’ and overused.

  • Guguru

    Dear Nigerian Army,

    The Romans used to have a property they called the Colosseum where brave and innocent persons were given a chance to redeem themselves or die a horrible death. It appears the north-east of Nigeria has finally turned into the Colosseum of Nigerian elite. You simply ship innocent soldiers and persons to the north-east to go and die in the Colosseum you have created. Those refuse to die in your Colosseum are essentially rounded up as mutineers and sentenced to death since they failed to die in your Colosseum, correct. Eventually, when you run out of soldiers to kill, I suspect you might consider sending innocent Nigerians in far flung parts of the country who have annoyed Emperor Jonathan, to go and redeem their souls in the north-east Colosseum, correct? The way things are going, innocent Nigerians will soon be rounded up to go and die in the north-east because Emperor Jonathan feels like seeing people die a horrific death in the Colosseum he built with the collective wealth of the people. The north-east has become the formost and respected death arena and Colosseum in Africa, where people are sent to redeem their souls or die a horrific death. Please, take some time to read up on the Roman Empire and see how they used the Colosseum to entertain the elite and those who thirst for blood. I dare say you are doing the same thing in Nigeria. The elite who have no where else to spend their money, are essentially paying you all to create a death arena where they can come and watch people die for entertainment and sport purposes.

  • Guguru

    The question for every Nigerian soldier is how long can i survive if deployed to the north-east, give the assurances of two sources of death in the Colosseum built by the Nigerian government—-through Boko Haram or through the Nigerian Army? Can anyone guess how long a Nigerian soldier can survive in the Colosseum built in the north-east by the Nigerian Army—-1 month, 2 weeks, 6 months, 24 hours, etc????

    • FortB

      Hahaha. I dey laugh. We have several units deployed in the northeast for over 2 years now that are doing great. Believe the propaganda news you read from junk media outlets like PT at your own peril

      • Tonnero

        So what is the real news? I am beginning to doubt you are a real soldier. Seems more like you are trying to whitewash the image of the military. Are you saying you have crushed BH? Are our soldiers not dying in the hands of BH? Are military hierarchy not court marshaling soldiers? Are they not being killed? What exactly is propaganda by PT and what is the alternative story?

        • FortB

          I don’t need to whitewash anyone’s image. I am not in the public relations department. I am just annoyed that lies and propaganda is flooding the media. Boko Haram has not been crushed for 2 major reasons. First it is difficult to end an ideology insurgency quickly. As the Americans of their experience in Iraq and Afghanistan or the Pakistani. Secondly, our recruiting process was contaminated with the advent of democracy in 1999 leading to the recruitment of people who had no business in the army. That is what the army is trying to correct now by weeding out the bad eggs. With this process going on and the government’s drive to re-equip the military (last done during Shagari era), we shall see a vibrant and more effective army soon.

          As regards whether we are having casualties, the answer is yes. You cannot go to battle and expect that no one will be killed. With the best military in the world, boasting of sophisticated weaponry, do you know how many US officers and soldiers died in Afghanistan operations alone? 2,356. What gives us the illusion that our casualties must be because of a negligent cause beats my imagination

          • tundemash

            You seem to have deliberately sidestepped Thepeople’s response to you over an hr ago. Pasted below again ……..

            Thepeople FortB • an hour ago

            I like Nigerians who like engaging in intelligent discuss. As an active service personal who command men in battle, please react to the quote in New York times today by Sarah Sewell, Under Secretary of State for civilian security, democracy and Human rights in America. It states ‘Despite Nigeria $5.8 billion security budget for 2014, corruption prevents supplies as basic as bullets and transport vehicles from reaching the frontline of the struggle against Boko haram’ You may be pissed off with PT, you cannot describe New York times as gullible.

          • growthengine

            New York Times quoted and named their source who probably know about some of the contract for arms. PT quoted an unnamed source or dismissed soldier with no name. If there is sabotage in the army and unfit for war soldiers, then I guess the weeding out is a solution, after all the same US said they couldn’t work with majority of the fighters in the army, they settled with a few battalions to train as special forces. It is on record that the army lost a lot of equipment to the enemy, no amount of budget will work for an army that is divided with some of its fighters unfit for war.

          • tundemash

            follow a thread before you respond so you don’t look f00lish. The thread FortB was asked to respond to was the NYtimes story. And as usual with e-rats, the senior US official was looking for contract according your warped logic….. chai keep wallowing in ignorance!

          • growthengine

            I read the thread, and I never said the senior US official was looking for contract in my post, I said she may know about some of the contracts since she knew about our defence budget. Why did you ignore other issues in the post and choose to twist the first sentence to suit your warped mind. Who is f00lish looking here. Who is the dismissed soldier, how credible is he.

          • tundemash

            Numskull, the dismissed soldier isn’t different from the impostor FortB whom you chose to believe; they are both anonymous.

            The problem highlighted by the dismissed soldier was what was echoed by the senior US official Sarah Sewall, the under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights.

            Is She also not credible ?

          • Gideon Orkar

            Keep chasing shadows

          • tundemash

            Keep chasing ignorance.

          • FortB

            @thepeople and Tundemash, sorry I have been away and missed the question about the New York Times story you asked. I have not seen the story but can only assume that the New York Times reporter who carried the story is only repeating the misinformation that our careless and unpatriotic newspapers had been carrying. I say so with all sense of responsibility. Let’s take a quick look at the facts without sentiments.

            Often, a 20% or 25% fraction of national budget is quoted as what is allotted to the military and corruption among the leadership (generals) is blamed as responsible for why we don’t have a state off the art military.

            Let’s now look at the facts. With a simple visit to the Ministry of Finance website, fmf dot gov dot ng, you can access and even download the 2014 appropriation Bill as passed into law. It’s at the lower right of the webpage. If you opened the PDF document, it contains breakdown of all sectoral allocations. Let’s examine that of the army. Pages 44 – 46 contains the breakdown for the Army.

            Total Allocation is #132,710,310,195bn. Of this sum, the breakdown is as follows:

            Personnel Cost (Salaries and Wages) – #120,460,438,126bn. (Note that almost the whole amount appropriated for the army is for salaries).

            Other recurrent costs such as overhead costs -#7,424,958,599bn

            Capital Expenditure – #4,824,913,470bn from which only #1,215,157,568bn is allowed to purchase of defense equipment and the rest for construction and rehabilitation of barracks and equipment.

            So, let’s analyse what we have from the budget for the army in terms of funds for procurement of equipment for an army at war. #1,215,157,568bn is approximately $5m only. A T-72 Russian Tank costs between $1m – $1.5m. You can google it for confirmation. This amount is without the import cost, expendables such as ammunition, spares, training costs etc required to make the tank operational.

            We therefore see vividly from this analysis of just this small aspect why what is commonly quoted in the media as huge budgetary allocation to defense is really fallacy. This was why after the Appropraition was passed, the military hierarchy prevailed on the Minister of Finance before the government decided on the $1bn loan.

            I hope I have been able to show the facts as it is dispassionately. Please correct me if I made any wrong presentation here after studying the budget details.

          • Alcindo Satori

            …excellent post!

          • tundemash

            feeble mind, stop getting excited by the ignorance you are being fed with . Go read the news on NYTimes yourself.

            http://www(dot)nytimes(dot)com/2014/05/22/world/africa/us-sends-troops-to-aid-hunt-for-nigerian-schoolgirls.html?_r=0

          • tundemash

            FortB

            You obviously enjoy reading your own epistle and gradually believing your own lies stated with no proof to back it up. In your desperation to cover up the corruption within the military, you misinterpret or failed to understand clear statements. The @thepeople submission quoted NYTimes who quoted a senior US official Sarah Sewall, the under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights but you instead claimed NYTimes must have gotten their story from your usual scape goats; Nigerian Press! You wouldn’t back up your warped stories with any prooof nor provide your name and rank to ascetain you aren’t one of the TAN online insurgents paid to defend this looters online and you want us to beleive you hiding behind anonymity over a senior official of a responsible govt. …. on what planet do you live ?

            If you care to be informed at all, check the link below and stop spreading ignorance and stop excitig some feeble minds

            http://www(dot)nytimes(dot)com/2014/05/22/world/africa/us-sends-troops-to-aid-hunt-for-nigerian-schoolgirls.html?_r=0

          • FortB

            I have read the story, and you can see the updated part of my comment at the lower half after I went throught the story. I am not lazy to read other people’s perspective as you claim.

            If you cared to dispassionately read my submission, you will see I provided verifiable proof to puncture the claims of the US officials. There is a common narrative in the international circle to ridicule anything problem arising from Afric as being caused by ‘corruption’. Lets leave it at that for now. Did anything I analyzed from the budget ring false?

          • tundemash

            Once again, i would rather believe a press release by someone bold enough to attach their names to the press release rather than you hiding being anonymity to excite yourself. Be bold to put a name to the “facts” you claim.

          • FortB

            I am not begging you to believe me. Will it add to my salary? No. And then you want my real name on a public social media? For real? Is Tundemash your real name? Believe what you want. It is colonial mentality to believe everything foreign but doubt anything indigenous. I have presented facts that you cannot argue against instead you are chasing shadows because you were never interested in the truth ab initio. Political acolyte

          • tundemash

            well i have not insinuated you begged me to buy your unsubstantiated stories but certainly there is a reason you have been struggling to write those long epistles: TO DISPUTE THE PT and NYTIMES NEWS AND BUY YOUR OWN STORY! You must be so high on something far stronger than your brain can cope with .
            It is colonial mentality to believe everything foreign …. yeah right ! Is PT also foreign Mr fake soldier ?But it is also stup1dity to believe anything dished out by a nobody using anonymity to make us beleive he works with the military trying to lauder the image of the military and yet NOT BOLD ENOUGH to reveal its identity !
            Keep living in your self-denial !!! By the Grace of God, the army would be rid of amnesty miscreants posing as real soldiers once the Clueless One is voted out !

          • FortB

            I am not a politician nor am I a policing acolyte to any party. If that is what you are looking for, please don’t read and comment on my post. I provide the facts as I know them. I am not compelling you to believe.

            I only just came to the realization that most commentators here are not interested in facts or the truth but instead they are here to score cheap political gains or points. Sorry, I don’t belong in that class. Those who are looking for facts and knowledge acknowledge what I have stated as facts. Period.

          • tundemash

            sure … since we don’t beleive your fabricated lies, u can claim we are not interested in facts or truth.
            If you don’t like the heat then do not come into the kitchen, asking me not to comment to your UNTRUTHS is wishful thinking. My advice is try not to dabble into what you can’t defend. You asked a few people up there to demand proof from PT and I have also demanded proof from you …. simply asking you to defending this by attaching your name and rank …….. you went into some long spin claiming your name isn’t important but why drop the hint that you are a military man if not to give some flesh to your untruths! THAT IS HYPOCRISY ! Next time, leave the military laundry work to those who are professionally qualified and paid to do that and stick to what you are also paid to do; touting for the looters !

          • lekky

            Bros sorry you dont know jack about defence funding , there was special funds control in the presidency for exclusive for this BH operation and and not from the budgets u are quoting from. And from this fund that airforce want ro buy helicopter from rosoborom export in Russian . Am very sure report from new york Times is on this fund

          • FortB

            You can’t say you are very sure of some fathom amount in the presidency. Defense spending in a democracy is budgeted for. If you check the airforce allocation in the budget, you will notice that there is appropriation for 6 MI-34/35 Helicopter Gunships. Don’t comment on sentiments. You can research facts and make tangible verifiable comments.

          • D1

            Bad eggs? As you stated, “recruitment process was contaminated with the advent of democracy in 1999” but you guys are dismissing soldiers that have served 30 years and above, and sentencing experienced ones that are complaining about your ‘tactics’ in prosecuting this war to death!
            If you are truly an officer, I commend your service to the nation but this process of trying to correct the ills in the army is totally wrong, I seriously beg to differ!

      • Guguru

        Yes, they are deployed for over 2 years. How many of the soldiers have been there for over 2 years? Any publicly available data?

        • FortB

          By now you should know by now that the military do not publicize operational details. You get that after the war please

  • jazz-man

    Nigeria JAGA JAGA and so it has revealed it self…Nigerian army was said to be the most United unit compared to Nigerian police force…Army are you really at ease….say your mind loud and clear b4 tribunals finished you all…

  • FortB

    Many of us gloat at this type of news and jump so quickly to comment and rain abuses. A little assessment of the report is required by anyone who has some brains in his head. This report only covers the alleged statement of a dismissed soldier according to the report. You cannot see such one sided report in any news media of repute such as CNN.

    Online junk news media like PT take pleasure in putting out junk news that can only pass as rumors in any sane society. The army I belong to does not try and dismiss its service personnel abitrarily as painted here.

    What does it take to exploit all avenues to get the other side of the story as any reasonable journalist would do before going to the press? Just because you could not get the army spokesman on a new year day, not minding he may be reasonably indisposed gives you the alibi to go ahead and publish what can beast be a rumor? Well I guess PT has seen how gullible people swallow hook, line and sinker the lies they peddle, so they don’t care putting out unconfirmed rumour as facts to the gullible public.

    Prophets prophesy lies and my people love to have it so…… So sad.

    • Guguru

      FortB,

      The same stories or similar have been corroborated with other stories in other news sources by other soldiers over a period of time. As a result and to your disappointment, the validity of the allegations can neither be dismissed nor diminished. You engage your brains in trying to corroborate stories. Have you engaged your brain in such an effort? Why don’t you first corroborate the stories rather than huff and puff about whether the story is true or not? This might be a good start and a good lesson for your intellectual development, right? There is little gain in trying aimlessly to diminish a story that holds some level of validity.

      • growthengine

        The reporter must professionally get the side of the army, or at least give the army 48 hrs to give present their side of the story before publishing. This story is one sided.

        • Guguru

          Growthengine,

          In what rule or law are reporters supposed to seek the story from the army? The army can deny the story as they have always done in the past. So, what is the problem? Any evidence that the story about issuing 30 bullets is untrue? Why don’t you start first by refuting the story with evidence before we can have a mature conversation, right?

          • growthengine

            At least give the army the opportunity to deny it first before running to print. 48hrs is usually enough time in Journalism, even in crime reporting, the reporters wait to have enough info from the case before rushing to print. In this case, it is sensitive news in the middle of a war. The paper, should be more responsible.

          • Guguru

            growthengine,

            No one is stopping them from denying it on the pages of a newspaper. By doing so it becomes officially documented rather than denying it in private where no evidence exists for such. PT has not stopped the army from denying the claims on their newspaper. But, this should not stop PT from reporting relevant stories like this, should it?

          • growthengine

            PT want to be exclusive on this story as in a lot of others. That desire to be exclusive eclipsed their journalistic responsibility. I don’t blame them. Well let us wait for the army’s side, such one sided stories leave an impression, sometimes denials or further facts don’t erase the impression. Some of what the present govt is suffering today is media bashing, lies and semi truths and truths mixed together, no one knows what is true anymore. $20bn, $10bn, $49bn… Asari on the flight to South Africa, which was eventually proved false with the release of the passenger manifest by the South Africans, but a lot of you still believe Dokubo was on that flight. Men I tire.

          • Tonnero

            The way to head off rumors is to be more transparent. On the $49b, the CBN governor wrote to the president 3 clear months before it hit the press. Pray, how long should he have been given? On the Asari flight to South Africa, the government had days if not weeks after the story broke to confirm the Nigerians on board but did not. How much time do they need before speculation sets in? Fact is lack of openness breeds speculation. Simple as that.

          • growthengine

            On the $49bn, Sanusi was probably told no money was missing, he was probably asked to reconcile accounts with the DPR and NNPC, but for political reasons he chose to take it public. Well his own illegal expenses too became public and no one is talking about that. On the flight to South Africa, the govt came out to clear the air that it was their money for arms, and Nigerians still had their various theories, like I said, anyone can just come out and say whatever they like and you guys all fall for it. Lai Mohammed was the one throwing the lie about Dokubo being on board, and you all bought it, cheap lie. Nigeria will always be a rumor mill, and guess what, it doesn’t even serve the purpose of the liars eventually. People don’t believe Lai Mohammed or APC half the time now.

          • Guguru

            growthengine,

            What journalistic responsibilities? Every newspaper want to be the first to break a story. Do you have any evidence that this story is false? PT was the only paper I know that reported that Asari was not on that plane detained in SA. They were not even the first to report about about the SA gun running issue. So, what is really your point? Make you no tire, abeg.

          • growthengine

            By the time they reported the revelation of the manifest by the South Africans, Nigerians had already gulped the Lai Mohammed lie. The impression was already made. A lot of Nigerians still believe Dokubo was on that plane despite PTs later report otherwise. Responsibilities is to wait for relevant information to authenticate the story

      • FortB

        Maybe if you know that I am an active service personnel who commands men in battle and know for a fact that we never issue anyone a single magazine in battle, will help you know why I am pissed with these lies loaded here by PT.

        • Guguru

          ForB,

          I don’t care if you sit on the right hand of God or if you are a professional criminal. I doubt you command cockroaches and much less any human being. I don’t know what you mean by a magazine. Is it a magazine for bullets and how many bullets does your magazines hold—10, 20, 30, 40 rounds? If you have no evidence to show that the story is a lie, then the joke is on you.

          • FortB

            You can doubt all you wish, but to educate you, magazine is were bullets are loaded and each AK 47 magazine contains 30 rounds. I hope you are clearer

          • Guguru

            Fort B,

            If you read my comments, you will come to a painful realization that i already knew what a magazine was. Try reading and comprehending. You might find it helpful as you develop intellectually.

          • FortB

            It’s a pity you are one of those who cannot engage in a simple intellectual discuss, but resort to abuses. Read my comments, you won’t see a single abuse because I discuss issues. Thanks God I had parents who brought me up well

          • Tonnero

            FortB, we will not disparage our soldiers. It is not fair for you to seek to impugn the character of PT. PT stated clearly that this was one interview with a soldier. In this climes, we know how dangerous it can be for the slider’so name to be revealed. We also know how “actively” the defense ministry has been trying to manage their image. There is enough meat in the story for you or anyone with access to verify or dispute the soldier’s story. However, if you are seeing a trend like this whether this particular one is true or not, you must acknowledge something is amiss. If soldiers of 30 years standing are being fired like this, something is really wrong. The question then is, are we treating the symptoms rather than the disease? Do we even know what the disease is?

          • FortB

            Thanks for your decent comment. Being part of the establishment, I know for certain that the army know the disease, hence it is carrying out the cleansing process now.And for PT, I would suppose that having been dismissed from service, what else does the soldier who made these allegations stand to lose if his identity is revealed?

          • Gideon Orkar

            He is a simpleton. Dont waste your time on him.

          • Emeka

            ForB, Before you carry out a judgement on anything or conclude on your opinion on a subject, you must understand the topic on discussion. You don’t understand what a magazine is and you are judging a serving soldier on your bed of ignorance. First, a Magazine is a case or a housing where bullets are loaded. If the riffle is an assault riffle like FN, it can carry 20 bullets, if is an AK 47 it carries 30 bullets. No right thinking soldier will go to a war zone with a magazine of 30 or 20 rounds. In a battle field, 20 or 30 bullets can finish in 10 seconds. No commander will allow such poorly equipped outing in a combat zone.

        • Thepeople

          I like Nigerians who like engaging in intelligent discuss. As an active service personal who command men in battle, please react to the quote in New York times today by Sarah Sewell, Under Secretary of State for civilian security, democracy and Human rights in America. It states ‘Despite Nigeria $5.8 billion security budget for 2014, corruption prevents supplies as basic as bullets and transport vehicles from reaching the frontline of the struggle against Boko haram’ You may be pissed off with PT, you cannot describe New York times as gullible.

        • Gaskiya

          I do not believe you. Please tell us your real name and rank if you are real serving military officer. Some of us have many members of our family serving in the Nigerian military and many of them have fought Boko Haram at several times and we have heard all the real stories of how they suffered acute ammunition shortages at the middle of engaging the insurgents. By the way, everyone right thinking Nigerian knows that something is wrong with our military and Jonathan and PDP led government except you. Maybe, you are a corrupt person benefiting from the corrupt system.

      • Man_Enough

        it is not late for the army to deny or confirm. why are they always shutting their phones to the press?

        • Guguru

          The army has no plans to deal with the truth.

    • Etomi

      You’ve said it all…
      It’s only by a long shot would anyone in the know admit PT in the ranks of thoroughbred professionals…
      It goes without saying that PT is being used…
      Apparently it was designed for and thus doomed to servitude!!!!
      Obviously a paper like it that barely submit to rules of professional conduct or ethics pursuant to the Act that establishes the Nigerian Press Council, can hardly survive a Buhari regime!
      That PT has survived this long must be credited to the strong democratic credential of the GEJ administration…
      Sorry did I just call PT a paper?
      More like a sorry blog or an online nursery for junks…
      Very irresponsible; pedestrian; with a penchant for playing to the gallery; and a desperate slave to the competition for online traffic…
      We are talking of a grave war situation here that borders on national security; we are talking about military matters that doesn’t exactly fit into civil parameters; yet irresponsible PT would go to town with an unbalanced story of this sort…
      Irresponsible journalism is far more dangerous that Boko Haram and MEND put together!!!!
      PT is abusing press freedom!!!!!!!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      FortB,

      I don’t think “gloat” is the appropriate term here.

      I personally find the news demoralising and worrying, albeit, from a civilian point of view.

      I don’t want to imagine what impact this news would have on the morale of fighting troops and men.

      There is also another side of me that feels this is part of a pattern that suggests a deliberate weakening of the Nigerian Military by the current GEJ-led FGN. If this is the case, treason is in the offing.

      As much as I do believe that the military has a right to discipline, and enforce the strict chain of command within its structure, creating an “army” of disgruntled and unceremoniously discharged officers and men can do the nation any good.

      What more would it take to ensure that these gallant men and officers are properly kitted, fitted and armed for the job we all depend upon them to do on our behalf?

      • FortB

        Be rest assured that what is happening in the military presently is moral boosting unlike what you assume. Weeding out the bad elements through the ongoing court articles is actually a positive impact on morale and efficiency. The institution has a time tested self cleansing mechanism that has been activated. Let’s allow it take its cause. No army deliberately fires people it had spent a whole lot of time, resources and energy to train just like that.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          FortB, let us hope you are right and I am wrong, but officers and men that I have spoken to, do not seem to share that optimistic view you just expressed.

          Morale is almost certainly low in our military; and it is not just because of these trials, but the circumstances leading to them.

  • amazing2012

    What ever just thank God you were not killed or condemn to death. Nigeria has added number of criminals or jobless people. Thank to Jonathan administration !

    • emmanuel

      Mumu if you want your nation to sink, condone indiscipline in the millitary while a War is on. What job are you talking about? Soldiers who opulence before they go to battle?

      Infact, they should be revalled and jailed for life.

      • Tonnero

        You are the bigger mumu. You are not smart enough to see that something is broken and needs to be fixed. Is it the first time soldiers are fighting even stronger wars?

      • amazing2012

        May your relations be part of the victims. Everything in Nigeria is going from bad to worst. Is killing and dismissing solders a way to solve a problem? Where is the fair hearing ? Are Nigeria solders not under the constitution ? Who is their legal representation ? What courage do you give other solders in service ? When security personnel in uniform, on duty get killed and their weapons/corpse missing at the hand of Nmbatse what did the government do ? At the end the DG sss come out in the media to forgive them! Only in Nigeria under mad regime this can happen.
        So what discipline are you expecting from our personell ?!

        • emmanuel

          A soldier who quickly drop his arm for an approaching untrained insurgent and runs away is a saboteur that must be killed

          • amazing2012

            Why the only solution to your problem assessment is death ? ” thou shall not kill”
            For your information: their commander asked them to run because the airfirce were bombarding them Instead of bombing the insurgence ! the commander was ignored after several call to the command center for instant report of been targeted by the airforce jets Instead of Boko boys. If it where you what do you do ? To wait and get killed, perhaps the airforce is instructed to do that. The airforce officer is never call or prosecuted, this is to show you there is something fishy ! Please read more not just one side to avoid confirming ignorance.

      • Gaskiya

        Mumu calling sane person Mumu. Jonathan apologist.

  • Tonnero

    These men are potential recruits for MEND, BH, OMBATSE, OPC, MASSOB or as thugs to politician since they have not been paid. When you release weapons into the society (for trained soldiers are indeed weapons) indiscriminately, you just get more violence.

    • tundemash

      and potential recruits for armed robbery too

  • Umar Dendi

    Discipline should be above everything else in a military… but if corruption has truly condemned the upper echelons then… well pray, and hope it gets answered soon.
    The Malians overthrew their government because soldiers were running out of ammo while AQIM was overrunning the North of their country.. French intervention saved Mali…No one is coming to save Nigeria, we have no Franceafrique down here! Our colonial mistress is a sorry shadow of the old empire that is engrossed is self pity and regret!!

    The crux; Put your house in order or the world will stand watching while you burn!!.

    • FortB

      The house is being put in order and people are complaining. What more can they do?

  • Etomi

    It’s only by a long shot would anyone in the know admit PT in the ranks of thoroughbred professionals…
    It goes without saying that PT is being used…
    Apparently it was designed for and thus doomed to servitude!!!!
    Obviously a paper like it that barely submit to rules of professional conduct or ethics pursuant to the Act that establishes the Nigerian Press Council, can hardly survive a Buhari regime!
    That PT has survived this long must be credited to the strong democratic credential of the GEJ administration…
    Sorry did I just call PT a paper?
    More like a sorry blog or an online nursery for junks…
    Very irresponsible; pedestrian; with a penchant for playing to the gallery; and a desperate slave to the competition for online traffic…
    We are talking of a grave war situation here that borders on national security; we are talking about military matters that doesn’t exactly fit into civil parameters; yet irresponsible PT would go to town with an unbalanced story of this sort…
    Irresponsible journalism is far more dangerous that Boko Haram and MEND put together!!!!
    PT is abusing press freedom!!!!!!!

  • Dankasa

    All these Court Marshalling Army are PDPig plan B. they want instigate Soldiers to stage a Coup when their party is about to loss in February. This is obvious men! We are not fools, we all read conspiracy theories and are good in reading in-between-the-lines. This government don’t mean well to this country, that’s for sure.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    One of the World’s foremost economists, Professor George Ayittey has lashed out at the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ), describing him as “a joke” and a mediocre President after his (GEJ’s) encounter with the media last night. According to Professor Ayittey, Nigeria “deserves a better leader”, judging by GEJ’s poor, almost unfortunate responses to some of the questions posed to him by the Nigerian media last night. The Professor indicated that GEJ’s refusal to declare his assets and his failure to tackle the Boko Haram crisis suggest that he is of an unsound mind. He therefore called on Nigerians to rid themselves of GEJ as soon as possible. He said: “Nigerians should not put up with such mediocrity and should mount a RECALL GEJ campaign. They should check Chapter VI of their Constitution. See Sections 143 and 144 about removing the President and Vice-President from office other than through elections”. “137; 1c: “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if under the law in any part of Nigeria, he is adjudged to be a lunatic or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind.” Professor Ayittey, a Ghanaian economist, author, president of the Free Africa Foundation in Washington DC, professor at American University, and an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, made this known on twitter this morning. 456

    • Ernesto

      Is Mohammed a muslem..

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        YES!!!!!!!!! MUHAMMAD PEACE AND MERCY OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM WAS A MUSLIM AND HAS DIED AS A MUSLIM.

        • emmanuel

          Mohammer was a riotus rogue who converted other peoples properties, wives, underaged daughters, looted and installed a very fake and violent religion.

          May his soul rot in hell!

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            PERVERSION IN BIBLE

            The main perverted part, Ezekiel Chapter 23, NRSV

            19 Yet she increased her whorings, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt 20 and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose emission was like that of stallions

            Now I wonder what Christians have to say about this. Note the verse claims that a lady lusted after men who’s penises were the sizes of donkeys and who’s ejaculation ( when the sperm comes out) is like that of horses.

            8] I would really love to know what is the wisdom behind knowing the size of a men’s penises and how they ejaculate.

            9] Can any Christian go teach this to his or her children? I would love to see that.

            Imagine a parent trying to explain this to their kid. So if anything it is the Bible which contains perverted verses such as this one.

            I would love to see a Christian response to this verse although I know they wont; they are too ashamed of it which is why they never bring it up. In fact you tell a Christian about this they will say you are lying! 342

            Now I am not saying that the God of the Bible is evil or perverted, I am using the Christian argument, if they claim sex with wifes is bad then this means there God is perverted and evil for inventing sex in the first place. It is the Christian who is in-directly calling their God these evil things, not me.

            God of Bibles Sanctions how to sell Daughters! King James Bible Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do. God not only sanctions selling ones daughter into slavery, but he also gives out laws on how it should be done.

          • emmanuel

            These were prophesies that came as metaphors in the bible to preach against evils that had existed in human history, relating it to the Israel nation at that time.

            The letter kills(your blinded soul) but the spirit of God give life eternal.

            We do not bide sex education from our children because we want to use them as sex slaves.

            The Bible teaches Righteousness, Peace, Holiness and unconditional Love, while the Quran teaches morals backed by violence, hate, sexual perversion, enslavement of the woman and hostilities.

            A religion that is spread through conscription, blackmail and dangling of economic gains is evil

            That is Islam!

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            THIS IS YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND I DOUBT WHETHER AT ALL YOU WEREALOOWED TO READ ITS SCRIPTURE.
            These 2 passages are referenced to each other in my Bible (KJV) and you can check for yourself that they are in the same context (by reading the succeeding few verses)

            <> (King James Version) 1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

            Is referenced to:

            <> (King James Version) 1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

            Within the same exact context the terms ‘the LORD’ and ‘Satan’ are used interchangeably! – as if they were the same entity! – which they are! See. here the Devil (YHWH), who wrote the Bible, left a little clue as to who’s really the ‘God’ of the Bible, betting on the fact that most wouldn’t be smart enough to put 2 + 2 together.

            The Devil’s greatest accomplishment has been to deceive the world into thinking he was ‘God’ and worshiping him as such!

            Quit worshiping Satan, Christians!

            Still need more proof? Well, here you go:

            Yahweh is the Leviathan – the piercing serpent, that crooked serpent, the dragon that is in the sea!

            Here is a description of the Leviathan:

            Job 41:20 Out of his [Leviathan] nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

            And here is description of Yahweh, the ‘God’ of the Bible:

            Psalm 18:8 & 2 Samuel 22:9 There went up a smoke out of his [Yahweh] nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

            Sounds like a dragon to me!

            As we can see Yahweh’s description is identical to Leviathan’s description!

            And what is the leviathan? Isaiah 27:1… Leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; the dragon that is in the sea.

            Yahweh is the Leviathan – the piercing serpent, that crooked serpent, the dragon that is in the sea!

            Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world [through Christianity]: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels [i.e. demons, i.e. Jews (who wrote the Buy-bull)] were cast out with him.

            Yahweh calls his followers by hissing to them!

            <> King James Version

            26 And he [Yahweh] will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them [Jews] from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

            <> King James Version

            8 I [Yahweh] will hiss for them [Jews], and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

            Yahweh is the adversary (Satan) of humanity!

            ‘Satan’ means ‘adversary’ and that’s exactly what Yahweh is – the adversary of humanity:

            Ex 23:27 I [Yahweh] will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou [Jews] shalt come!

            One of the false gods the Jews worshipped was Yah. This pagan idol has its roots in Babylon and in Egypt. This is the lunar or moon god. In Babylon the moon god is called “Ia” or Ya. It has both a female and a male identity. In Egypt the Babylonian female “Ia or Ya” was changed into a male god and the female god was named “shua” and made the sky god. When a person then combines these forms into Iashua or Yahshua they have made the moon god the sky god.

            YAWEH COMMANDS CANNIBALISM.[for i Yaweh [satan] commands] ye shall eat the flesh of your sons and daughters shall ye eat. Lev 26:29.

            … Women are eating the bodies of their children they loved. Lam 2:20.

            28. She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.’29. So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him,’ but she had hidden him. 2 kings 6:28-29.

            Only satan will command his followers to do this sinful, barbaric , inhuman acts.

            O mankind ! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth and follow not the footsteps of satan. Verily he is to you an open enemy.He [satan] commands you only what is evil and sinful and that you should say against Allah what you know not. 2:168-169.

            And you see many of them [Jews and Christians] hurrying towards sin and transgression and eating illegal things. Evil indeed is that which they have been doing. 5:62.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            I AM QUOTING THE BOOK THAT YOU BELIVE IN. BABY FACTORY PRODUCT.
            BIBLE CLAIMS JESUS TO BE A LIAR, SINNER, MURDERER, HATER, WAR MONGER, BROUGHT DEATH PENALTY AND SAID EVERYBODY IS GOING TO HELL.

            After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

            Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.

            However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. (John 7:1-10)

            How many Christians have overlooked this verse? The footnote regarding John 7:8 says

            “Some early manuscripts do not have yet”. The word ‘yet’ was added to later manuscripts to cover up the lie.

            The Bible says that Jesus was a sinner. Compare the two verses below:

            John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (Mark 1:4)

            Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. (Matthew 3:13)

            As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. (Matthew 3:16)

            Since Jesus was baptized, this means he was a sinner!

            Jesus was a murderer

            And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelations 2:23)

            Jesus was a hater

            If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)

            Jesus did not bring peace

            Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)

            Jesus Taught the Death Penalty

            “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

            “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned (John 15:1-6)

            Jesus said everyone will go to Hell

            Everyone will be salted with fire. (Mark 9:49)

            Luke 19:27 Jesus states “Bring all those enemies of mine who do not accept me as King and slay them in front of me!”.

            Christian God says in Exodus 22:20 “KILL ALL THOSE WHO WORSHIP ANOTHER GOD”!

            There is no compulsion of religion in Islam, however, apostacy laws (just like in Christianity and Judaism) apply.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            YOUR FAITH.
            Shocking Verses in Bible

            Let us examine some of what the New Testament of the Bible claims Jesus (peace be upon him) has said. These verses clearly contradict the image Christians like to project about Jesus as a peace & love advocate:

            1. “I have come to set the Earth on fire, and how I wish it were already kindled !…Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” (Luke 12: 49-51)

            2. “ Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.” (Matthew 10: 34-36)

            3. “Let the dead bury their own dead.” (Matthew 8:22)4. “If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one (a sword).” (Luke 22:36)

            5. “But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them, bring them here and kill them in front of me.” (Luke 19:27)

            6. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)

            7. Luke 19:27 Jesus states “Bring all those enemies of mine who do not accept me as King and slay them in front of me!”.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            THIS IS ALL THAT CHRISTIANITY IS ABOUT.
            I’M GOING TO CREATE MAN AND WOMAN WITH ORIGINAL SIN. THEN I’M GOING TO IMPREGNATE A FEMALE VIRGIN KID WITH MYSELF AS HER CHILD, SO THAT I CAN BE BORN. ONCE ALIVE, I WILL KILL MYSELF. TO SAVE YOU FROM SIN I ORIGINALLY CONDEMNED YOU TO. YOU STILL TO BE JUDGED, BUT IT’S JUST A FORMALITY, REMEMBER YOU’RE GOOD.

          • Igu

            You are already under a curse you have a Chance to repent and be saved under the Lordship of Jesus Christ your creator and saviour. Or else you are making yourself vulnerable to demonic attacks in no time.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            Bastarrd and lured liar. These lies were meant to deceive you peoples by fake men of a fake God. The christian father god was a pedophile rapist and his son was a flesh-god and a Bastarrd gay. Baby factory product.

    • Gaskiya

      Jonathan and PDP followers and criminals who must be flushed out by Nigerians.

    • Meti Ikpirhirin

      Nigerians are insane and of UNSOUND minds for tolerating this man and his Cabinet this far.

    • Smith Scott

      Unsound mind with PHD is better than unsound mind with no primary school certificate. This is what we are presented with at the moment. I would rather chose the lesser evil.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        THIS IS A DEAD PROPAGANDA THAT WITHOUT QUALIFICATION SOME ONE WILL ROSE TO A POSITION OF HEAD OF STATE AND ARMY GENERAL. KEEP YOUR LIES WITH YOUR YAHOO YAHOO PDPIGS.

    • Etomi

      That so-called prof is the paragon of unsoundness of mind..
      The fo*l only referenced a 2012 media chat and used it to abuse our country’s president…
      The monkey feels he must patronize a country of 180million citizen because we don’t know our left from right or chose who to govern us..
      The nitwit of a Ghanaian has quickly forgotten how thousands of Ghanaian virgin girls thronged Nigeria in the 80’s and 90’s to ply prostitution, many of whom were deflowered as virgins in Lagos brothels..
      Nigeria is going through its own motions..like Ghana her own at a time..
      Leave Nigeria alone, Mr. unsound and bastardorous prof!!!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        THE MAN NEVER ABUSED NIGERIANS. HE ADVISED THEM ONLY. BUT SINCE YOU ARE A BABY FACTORY PRODUCT YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND.

        • Etomi

          I doubt if you have any sense of self worth or self respect; or rather you lack the faculty for self esteem otherwise you wouldn’t come to this forum to report with glee and approval an inventive hauled on your country’s patriarch by an alien….
          You come across as one whom if I belched, “Amu nna gi…you’re the genetic repository of your father’s lunacy and idiocy!!!!” you would reply, “Thank you sir for your kind observation.”
          Fatherless son of a gutter whore!!!!!

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            BABY FACTORY PRODUCT. BASTARRD. FLESH-GODDAR. SLAVE OF THE GAY JESUS CHRIST. IGBO SOUTHERN NIGERIA CRIMINAL BY BIRTH. AUTO-PRISONER AND DEAD SUB-HUMAN.

          • Hamzasiraj

            Why insult Jesus Christ for goodness sake?

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            I DID NOT INSULT HIM. IT WAS HIS REAL IDENTITY I ELABORATE. JESUS CHRIST THE GAY YOUR ANUS. BABY FACTORY OUTPUT.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            GO BACK TO SCHOOL. EVEN THE LANGUAGE OF THOSE THAT HAD FORCED YOU INTO A FILTHY CHRISTIAN GAY FAITH YOU LOOSE TO WRITE IT ACCORDINGLY.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            You are dealing with a self confessed cyber terrorist and hater of Christians who is a fanatical supporter of Buhari.Please do ignore him !

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      To the best of my knowledge there is no current information available in your Sambisa forest camp. This professor made this demented comment almost a year ago. I advise you to drop your rusty AK47 and join civilisation if you want to be current.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        OHH THE BASTARRD 419ER YAHOO YAHOO DEPORTED FROM USA BECAUSE OF A ROBBERY CRIME. I RECALL I MET YOU IN POINTBLANK. THE NEXT TIME VERILY YOU ARE GOING TO BE LYNCHED AND BURNT WITH TYRES. THIS IS A NEW REJOINDER TO THE EARLIEST ONE. BABY FACTORY BASTARRD PRODUCT.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Typical terrorist temperament !
          Drop you guns and submit yourself to security agencies,it is better than living in the forest where you feed on vermin !

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            MY MESSAGE TO YOU IS CLEAR. ONYIBO SENT YOU BACK TO NIGERIA, BUT WE NIGERIANS WILL LYNCH YOU. TRY ANY CRIME AND YOU KNOW. BASTARRD BABY FACTORY OUTPUT AND CRIMINAL.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            I Don’t Care If Buhari Is A Muslim or Northerner, Nigerians Should Vote Him and Vote Out Jonathan – Rev. Fr. Mbaka

            Father Mbaka Says Jonathan Courts Corrupt Officials; Criticizes Other Priests

            by Tony Adibe, Enugu

            Renowned Enugu-based Catholic priest Rev. Father Camillus Ejike Mbaka yesterday reversed his support for President Goodluck Jonathan over his inability to stop corruption and loss of innocent lives.

            He spoke while delivering a sermon tagged, “From Good luck to Bad luck,” during the end-of-year mass Wednesday night at the Adoration Ground, Emene, Enugu.

            Rev. Father Mbaka, Founder of Adoration Ministry, Enugu said Jonathan has surrounded himself with very corrupt public officials. As a result, he said, the President has turned a blind eye to their corrupt activities while millions of Nigerians suffer daily in abject poverty and endless insecurity.

            He said: “Jonathan has ruled for six years. We need change. NEPA is not working because of corruption. The privatization of public companies has not yielded any fruit because of corruption.

            “Jonathan surrounded himself with very corrupt officers who advise him. Nigerians are sick and tired of wasting innocent lives without government doing enough to stop the destruction.”

            He said he and millions of Nigerians were disappointed by the government’s failure to ensure the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists over 200 days ago.

            “Up till now, nobody knows the whereabouts of the innocent Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram and we say we have a government that cannot guarantee the welfare, safety and security of the citizens,” he told the congregation of over 30,000 worshippers.

            The cleric said he resisted delivering the sermon which he said came from the Holy Ghost but that God warned him to ensure the message was given to the nation not minding whose ox was gored.

            Fr. Mbaka recently anointed Mrs. Patience Jonathan as the next First Lady in 2015. The First Lady, and the Deputy Senate President Senator Ike Ekweremadu worshipped at the Adoration Ministry where the First Lady admitted that she experienced “a spiritual rebirth.”

            Fr. Mbaka that day released some birds that he said would go and fight for Jonathan.

            But on Wednesday night Fr. Mbaka said Jonathan was going nowhere as far as next year’s election was concerned, recalling that one of the birds – which he released during Mrs. Jonathan’s visit has refused to fly.

            “All the other birds I released flew away but the healthiest of them which is Jonathan’s bird could not fly. I tried to make it fly but it could not fly,” he recalled to a hugely excited congregation that cheered him on.

            When Jonathan was aspiring to become Nigeria’s President, Mbaka said he was happy like other Nigerians but that the bad luck which millions of the citizens had faced since he came into office was quite disturbing; hence the masses want a change.

            “Nigerians are calling for change. We need a change,” he repeated. “We don’t want to move from bad luck to bad luck; Nigerians want to move from bad luck to good luck,” he said.

            Fr. Mbaka criticised other priests who, he alleged, visited the Presidential Villa and other Government Houses in the country to hold “Breakfast Prayer” with the politicians only to collect fat envelopes of money rather than “tell the politicians the level of hardship the poor masses are suffering.”

            He added: “The men of God only go there to dine and wine with the leaders for their own welfare without telling them the truth. But I’m happy that I, Fr. Mbaka, I’m not that type of priest. If you want money, I dash you money because the God I serve has blessed me abundantly.”

            Commenting on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari, Fr. Mbaka, said Buhari cannot Islamise Nigeria as being rumoured in some circles.
            He said he had never met the General but recalled that he fought corruption seriously as Head of State.

            “I don’t know Buhari. I have never sat with him before. I am not being partisan, but I want total change in Nigeria.
            “Buhari cannot make Nigeria an Islamic country because we are in democracy. It was IBB government that dragged Nigeria into OIC. When Buhari fought corruption, people became careful about their actions. Anyone who says Buhari will Islamise Nigeria is not being fair,” said Mbaka. bnm

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I was in the church,that’s not what he said you liar !

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            READ IT IN RESCUE NEWS. I AM NOT AN IGBO OR CHRISTIAN TO BE A LIAR.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I cannot be found in your worthless jihadist websites where all sorts of profanities and lies are disseminated !

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            BASTARRD LUNATIC. BABY FACTORY 419ER.CROSS BORDER CRIMINAL AND YAHOO YAHOO 419ER. IGBO JESUS SLAVE.

  • Moses Musa

    Clearly danger is looming, when people trained in weapons handling are thrown back into the street there is sure to being security challenges.

  • Smith Scott

    This is the only way to remind the army what they signed in to do and not just collecting Salary every month and play Ludo in cantonment only for untrained 16 year old boy to chase them to Cameroon. Since the beginning of this trials, we have never heard of Boko Haram overrun a city or state again. We have never heard that one soldier enter Cameroon. We have never heard any success from Boko Haram side. All the news of internal sabotage automatically quench. This is the only way forward. If you cannot bear the heat clear off the way. You all APC using this as a way to enter Aso Rock as your party run on falsehood please note that kidnapping, village bombing, xmas bombing you hope to ran on in February were frustrated because of sanity in the military now. Now that you are vomiting your angers because you have no blood to run your campaign on anymore, God will punish you.

    • don’t knw

      Y don’t u join d ARMY and see if it’s easy.
      Ode

      • emmanuel

        Mumu, anyone who join the military has yielded his life to the nation and tgat is why they are usually buried in military cemetaries.

        The yeye fowls drive against traffic, enter buses without paying fares and enjoy some forced benefits but do not want to make sacrifices for the nation.

        I am sure some of them whose offences are gravious would be killed when the time comes.

        • Francis

          Am truly shocked at some of your comments on the dismissal of these soldiers. Rather than dismiss them, has any body investigated their own side of the story.
          When you send a man packing from what he knows best to do, the next options available to are usually not Good.
          I sincerely hope we don’t see a situation where by the senior military officers are not targeted by these dismissed officers.

        • don’t knw

          HV u ever hold a Rifle b4?
          Do u Knw wat’s in d military,
          Ask those DAT HV been there they will tell u, I don’t blame d sojas 4 refusing order cos dat’s d only way to tell their superior officers dey are wrong.
          Take note DAT it’s not d dismissal of soldiers DAT will instill discipline, it only fuels war.

    • Maria

      Reno Omokri… you have not desisted from identity theft despite unmasking you… you are definitely going to jail, I assure you.

    • martins

      How do u explain the cities that are still in the control of the terrorist. Why are our over 200 Girls not brought back and the recent kidnapped 185 women and children. The truth here is, Nigeria needs and deserve a better leader. And my money is on Buhari.
      Why…as a young boy growing up in the north. I was told by my father. u are not going to school today because maitasina a more violent extreme group were killing innocent people. It was Buhari, a then military officer that was given the task to fight this evil terrorist. Bet u Bro. He gave them the fight till Chad where they came from. He Buhari was at the brims of over running the whole of Chad. Before he was stopped. Now compare him to ur weakling present president, who goes to Chad to put his knees to the ground to beg Idris derby for a cease fire.
      Nigeria need a strong and a decisive leader. Why because Nigerians are naturally strong, determined and naturally stubborn people and they need a leader who ll be able to withstand this pressures. And Buhari is the man

    • emmanuel

      On point!

  • Thetwin

    I suspect a scheme of someone trying to destroy what is remaining of the moral of our troops. This developments are further weakening our military strength to the level they may be totally incapable of stopping any aggression particularly from secessionist groups within Nigeria. May God help us.

  • Smith Scott

    I can APC is not happy about the success of the fight again Boko Haram this time as the only thing you have to enter the Aso Rock is being wiped out. You wish there would be more success on your boys side and more bombing. Since all gone this period you have decided to come against our army officers who are strategizing and cleaning of the bad eggs in the army.

    • BABAZARIA

      Smith Scott as a patriotic citizen why have you not joined the NA to flush and dislodge the BH. You rather sit in tge comfort of your room to reel out nonsensical commentary that you cannot substantiate. You are a shame to intellectualism.

  • naijawatchman

    How are we sure that all this is not targeted at a particular ethnic group in an ethnic cleansing program

  • Dan maikoko

    If the chances of death by equipment failure or lack thereof is high, soldiers will always revolt. Which is better to wear a Chinese made body armour made of mild steel 3mm plates and face Boko Haram, or to be dismissed without benefit after 30 years. Come to think of it in both cases you have no benefits.

  • emmanuel

    Look at the photo above and tell me the arms you see here are not better than the ram shackled arms and hilux Cameroun soldiers brandish when the show their propaganda photo of mauling BH.

    The box at the tail of the van is ammunition box. Meanwhile, the riffle held on top of the van has two co-joined magazines of 30 or 42 each. Did you also see the RPG?

    PT na PDP give you this photo? I beg judge yourselve and you can conclude your lies are serial.

    • Johnuu

      An AK47 on rapid fire exhausts a full clip within a few seconds. A few minutes of fire not to mention sustained machine gun fire and rpgs or motar fire are required to gain fire superiority in a combat situation. Every vehicle like the one above should be equipped with a high calibre machine gun or else it’s at best a far rear retreat vehicle or at worst a coffin for its occupants. That picture above shows lots of ills before you even go in depth.

  • A R ADAMU

    I continue to fear for our nation when appointed leaders continously fail to think first before taking action. Okay, over 200 soldiers are dismissed during war period. Dismissed. All previous years of service down the drain. They are now not qualified even for politics. Dismissed. Because they avoided certain death which their leaders also knew to be the truth. Well, man must provide for his family. After years of service they are now to begin life and living all over. Opportunity? Seeing that they are not tradesmrn but regular soldiers, it follows therefore they will sell their military experience to the first available employer. The first and ready employer of their skills today is BOKO HARAM. The military high command shot itself on the nose with the dismissal decision. I suggest they rescind the decision and restore the men to their posts OR put them in detention till boko haram is defeated.

    • Igu

      They also shot themselves on the foot.

  • BABAZARIA

    The NA is battling to cover its monumental and unprecedented corruption stealing etc. They have not been buying arms and ammunition with the yearly defence budget. Rather than admit their crime against the nation, they are hiding behind the Military Act to kill or dismiss innocent Soldiers.
    We should be very careful not to create a battalion of disgruntled Soldiers that may pose more risk to us than the BH they were said to have failed to dislodge?????

    • Hamzasiraj

      You have spoken my mind.When will people like this not constitute threat to the nation?

  • Wakawa Aliyu

    By God’s grace…there will surely be justice for the oppressed

  • Save Nigeria Father

    My comment on Friday Sermon published by Premium Times was tactically diverted to a different heading thereby undermining the positive contribution submitted.

  • Hamzasiraj

    By the time they court martial all the officers and men in the army ,they will turn to one another or even begin to kill one another.

  • Igu

    There is God ooh. This is cruel.