Date: September 18, 2019, 12:29:51 AM
Nigeria’s plunge into anarchy: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
A couple of weeks ago, soldiers of the Nigerian Army at a checkpoint in Ondo State took turns raping an undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko.Even after reports were lodged and the criminals in uniform had been positively identified (not a case of unknown soldiers this time, mind you) the Army would not release the culprits for prosecution. Not even the intervention of the wife of the Ondo State governor would move them.This happened after another set of five soldiers had stolen more than half a billion naira, precisely N600 million, so-called operational funds meant for the Army’s activities (other reports had it that the stolen fund was loot belonging to top brass of the military), including, of course, the fight against insurgency, one would imagine.When Nigerians and other observers say the reason the fight against Boko Haram and ISWAP is not showing any signs of ending soon is because the prosecutors of the war, namely elements in the military and their civilian cohort, have allegedly been profiting from it, it all looks improbable. With all these revelations about stolen funds and secret cemeteries, Nigerians are confirming their worst fears and suspicions.And if anyone still doubts that the country is on the verge of governmental meltdown, a state of brutish existence, they only need to follow the latest report of the killing of four police officers by soldiers of the 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Takum.