A Nigerian soldier has been detained by the army after a Update of him went viral, detailing his struggle to afford transportation back home after serving on the war front for several years.
In the Update, which circulated widely last week, the soldier, who had been involved in Nigerian Army operations in Maiduguri, expressed his frustration at the exorbitant cost of transportation, making it financially impossible for him to visit his family.
Admitting that he could not afford the inflated transport fares with his salary, the soldier made the difficult decision to return to his base, highlighting the financial challenges faced by military personnel.
However, the Nigerian army responded by detaining the soldier, accusing him of embarrassing the military with his Update. The young man now faces charges related to his public complaint about the lack of adequate funds for transportation.
The incident has sparked controversy and raised concerns about the welfare and financial support provided to soldiers serving in conflict zones, shedding light on the challenges they endure both on and off the battlefield.
See some reactions to the post below;
@IK101_ said: “This should tell others in that horrible entity how much they’re valued & what their next cause of action should be.”
@DanielRegha opined: “Trying to silent an officer for crying out is nothing but tyranny; On a real, Nigerian soldiers should be earning more than N50,000 especially with the situation of things. These people risk their lives on a daily basis, politicians who practically do nothing are making millions. This is shamfu!.”