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We Are Dying Of Hunger, Colonel Ochala Refuses To Feed Us- Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Cry Out (Details below)



The soldiers of 145 Battalion fight Boko Haram in Borno State have cried out to the world to come to their rescue as they accused Lieutenant Colonel SA Ochala of denying them food for days.

The soldier, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as reported by SaharaReporters disclosed that the Colonel has refused to give them food for four days now. He also refused to give them money for March and April cigarette allowance.

The soldier said, ” We the soldiers of 145 Battalion at Damasak, Maiduguri are dying of hunger. Our commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel SA Ochala, refused to feed us for four days now. He has also refused to give us our money for March and April cigarette allowance; the world should come to our aid.

“We haven’ t seen water to drink since morning, plus we have not had food for four days now. We have to fight regardless because our life comes first even before food. We are still combating insurgents even in this condition.

“This is the Nigerian system for you, everything is so corrupt. But the corruption is more pronounced in the Nigerian Army. I have been in the Nigerian Army for more than five years now and I think I can tell you this. Imagine, we are on deployment into the bush and we have not been fed yet. Our commanding officer gave no explanation for this. He has not held any meeting with anyone regarding this issue. We are starving, please help us. ”

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Recall that soldiers fighting Boko Haram have complained that they are outgunned by the terrorists due to lack of modern fighting weapons and mismanagement of money meant for the soldiers.

Due to this, many soldiers have resigned from serving their fathers’ land. It was reported that a total of 127 soldiers resigned in January. The military personnel comprising one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals, and one Private, will disengage in May.