Date: February 18, 2020, 01:54:26 PM
BREAKING: Soldier kills captain, self in Chibok: Military : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
“The captain found out that the soldier was actually flogging people and assaulting them. So he decided to disarm the soldier but the staff sergeant pulled the trigger and fired the captain. The officer slumped,” a Chibok resident who pleaded anonymity told Daily Sun.
So, this problem is this deep? An officer can no longer control junior ranks to restrain them from civilian abuse?Nigeria needs to take a close and deep look at this problem, because now an officer in dead and it sets a very bad and dangerous precedent.There is a need for a massive and committed reorientation campaign and weeding out of elements within the military who cannot abide by the laws of the land, especially the constitution and the laws binding military duty and conduct.Some people think that the military is a place that gives them total freedom to commit crimes against civilians with impunity. Maybe a drastic measure like immediate sack and dismissal without honor and entitlement for any military person abusing civilians will rein in these rogue soldiers who see the civilians are prey for easy pickings.We need to fix this problem in our military before it spreads.