Friday, 2 October 2015

Photos: Military accused of training troops in ordinary clothes and bathroom slippers

Last night, Aljazeerah shared a video on its Facebook page where a man who claimed to be a Nigerian soldier shared photos of soldiers attached to the 3rd armored division training in bathroom slippers and without uniforms at the Nigerian Army Training Center in Katangura, Niger state.

The soldier who shared the photos, refused to reveal his identity for fear of being sacked. He claimed to be one of the reinstated soldiers who was fired before for refusing to fight Boko Haram

"How can someone be training with his bathroom slippers? How could someone be training in his ordinary clothes? None of us having rifle. None of us having uniform. Majority of soldiers are hungry"he said He accused the military hierarchy of stealing the budget of the military

"I beleive the government released the money but it is unfortunate that some people have decided that that is the only way of making their million"he said
However the Chief of rmy staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai says soldiers do not necessarily have to always train in their uniforms.
"You dont have to always train in your uniform. The ethics is been dispatched to their units for them to be relocated and to be rearmed"he said
The soldier also said that the homes where their wives and children stay lack electricity, good toilet facility or running water.

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